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?