Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm A...

One of my more recent pet peeves is when people define themselves by their careers.  I really could care less what you do for a living.  It is crazy that in America when asked, "What do you do?" people automatically answer with their job description.  The crazy thing is we do so much more.  I am also annoyed that people define themselves by their jobs because it prevents me from getting to know that person as a person.  So, I am going to try my best to describe all the roles I play that contribute to who I am as a person without divulging too terribly much.

I'm a teacher.
I'm a daughter.
I'm a sister.
I'm an aunt.
I'm a friend.
I'm a lifelong learner.
I'm a reader.
I'm a baker.
I'm a dreamer.
I'm a stargazer.
I'm a hopeless romantic.
I'm a Mormon.
I'm a listener.
I'm an animal lover.
I'm a know-it-all.
I'm a napper.
I'm a cuddler.
I'm an online shop-a-holic.
I'm a writer.
I'm a thinker.
I'm a critic.
I'm a southerner.
I'm a lover of life.

All these roles I play in life really do contribute to who I am as a person, how I feel about various things, and why I form certain opinions.  However, if you just looked at me as a teacher, you would miss all the other things that help define who I am as a person.  Thus, be careful when you meet a new friend or your in a casual conversation.  Don't be afraid to share who you really are!
 

2 comments:

Sandra said...

love this. I may need to do it too.

Thomas Sebastian said...

cool, i like this blog, and i find your life interesting