In America, when we first meet someone, we ask “So what do you do?”
Over the years, I’ve held many titles: Receptionist, Museum Educator, Programs Director, Administrative Assistant, IT Security Technician, Program Assistant, Women’s Studies Instructor, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach (some of these at the same time).
But none of them really says much about me.
Those titles don’t tell you…
- what keeps me up at night (financial worries)
- what makes me squeal (hearing my son will be reading Of Mice and Men in school)
- what makes me smile (my Winnie dog and her stuffed pig)
- what drives me (cultivating learning)
Here’s what I can tell you.
I CALL MYSELF
Mother * Partner * Daughter * Sister * Aunt * Teacher * Student * Reader * Introvert * Geek * Scholar * Feminist * Liberal
observant, assured, & unruffled * dignified, discreet, & well-informed * bring stability & calm * deliver with consistency
social conventions* rules for the sake of rules * status quo * emotions * large parties * the superficial
Independence * Growth * Discovery * Trust
Solitude * Mountain Hikes * Ocean Waves * Deep Connections * Brownies w/ Whipped Cream Topping
climber of mountains *industrious *efficient *organized *patient *blessed with common sense *down to earth
imaginative yet decisive *ambitious yet private *insanely curious *starry-eyed idealist and bitter cynic *everything is open to examination