In doing an assignment, I’m asked to describe myself. I have an idea of what is expected of me. But I wonder why we don’t say who we really feel we are or who we’ve been led to believe we are. Do I say I’m wounded? Imperfect? Remembering who I was meant to be? But I don’t say I’m amazing or unique or fascinating either even though I do believe that every human is incredible and has a story worth hearing.
What I usually reply is something like this:
Asian-American, mom, wife, vegan, Sociologist, Community & Educational Liaison.
But that sounds so boring. And I’m so full of rainbows, sparkles and *tings* that it’s hard to keep myself to the rules.
If I were to be more honest…
The world’s happiest mom
Japanese + Turkish + Spanish
believer that we are the things we have in common rather than how different we may seem
champion to underdogs
poor at maths! but working to not be!
Japanese and Taiwanese drama fan
love to play with and create beautiful and tasty meals
awed by the beauty in the world and people around me
love to laugh and smile
addicted to reading
enchanted by Bollywood films
Not a bad start…maybe I’ll find a way to fit some of that in my next assignment.