Who are you?

Who are you? I mean who are you really? Not what you do, but what makes you you?

We devote a lot of time in pur culture to asking people what the do as if that really tells us who a person is at her core, like knowing she is an awesome filer or can rock an Excel spreadsheet tells us something profound. I think the much more interesting question is “Who are you?”

It’s such an easy, safe answer when someone asks us about who we are to say “Oh, I’m an accountant” or “I’m a regional operations manager,” but for many of us, it’s just what we do to get by. But is that REALLY who we are or what we want to be known as? I know that for me, it wasn’t. It certainly didn’t even touch on even a fraction of all that I am, but I was so engrossed in and tired from it that I really didn’t allow myself much time to be anything else.

One of the blessings inherent in leaving my old job and the life that went with it is that I get to redefine my the answer about who I am and what it is that I do. As it turns out, it is a long list that doesn’t just boil neatly into a pithy title.

So who am I?

I am a daughter.
I am a caregiver.
I am a rescuer of strays.
I am an auntie.
I am a friend.
I am an avid procrastinator.
I am a keeper of old ways.
I am a Druidess.
I am a writer, a teller of stories.
I am a musician, a singer, a writer of songs.
I am a perpetual student.
I am a medicine keeper.
I am a tireless learner.
I am a writer of rituals.
I am a creator.
I am a teacher.
I am a seeker of liminal space.
I am an eternal spark in a limited body.
I am a fighter for justice.
I am a champion of kindness.
I am a believer in miracles.

Who are you?

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