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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

I had an assignment today that was pretty rough, or maybe I made it rough. I was asked to write a little blurt about who I was. The exercise is two fold, first being to introduce yourself to my classmates, and second to gauge our ability to write. I have issues writing about myself though. I mean really who are you? What makes you who you are? Are you your job? Maybe the sum of your actions? I am sure that experiences have contributed a lot to who you are. The only issue is though what do you do do describe you?

I mean really what sums up a person? I am a lot of things. I am a soldier. I am a husband. I am a medic. I am a student. I am a teacher. I am a lot of things. I have done a lot of things. I have traveled. I have gone to war. I have enjoyed peace. I have laughed. I have learned. I have cried tears of joy and tears of pain. These are things I have done, and titles I have held, but are they me?

I am sure all those things influenced who I am, but I decided simply that I am. Not much more to say on that. So in reply to my teachers question I would like to answer to his question, "who are you?" with simply "I am me."

I decided not to turn that in though, being I understand the intent of the assignment. He wants us to introduce ourselves to the class, and see our level of sentence structure skills. It did get me thinking though, and I am still not sure I can really sum up who I am. Sure I can write a resume, but that is just what I have done. How do you really tell somebody who you are?


  1. Gives a lot to think about and I've been there when I had to write a bio for my short story. I hated having to "sell" who I was when the best answer is: "I am Me". Some people don't get it. I suppose you can say we define who we are by our actions, right? I don't think that's enough and why do we have to explain who we are anyway?

  2. I would simply turn in what you just wrote. I think it sums things up pretty nicely.

  3. Ok i posted on here yesterday and it seems it didnt show up, So I will try this again. Not too long ago we had a coffee shop and there was an article that was written based on the shop and our beliefs. It was hard to talk about my self but I did and the journalist still got it wrong. She summed it all up in I call myself a generic pagan. I was mortified. I found myself blogging and trying to fix what she said. But, then I realized.. Did I ever make you smile? Did I help your in time of need? Did I piss you off at one point or another? Then that is who I am . I can't and won't continue to try and make sure everyone gets it right on what I am or who I stand for. Love me for me and Yes I am me!