Who Am I?? #scintilla

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I’m taking part in the Scintilla Project for the next 2 weeks to add a new ‘spark’ to my blogging and the girls have chosen a really tough first prompt

Who Are You??

This is really tough to define because I believe who you are is something that continues to evolve.  Who I was 2 years ago is very different to the person I am today thanks to those two years’ worth of experiences and who I am in 2 years time is going to be different to who I am today for exactly the same reason.

I could give you a whole list of little snapshots of who I am – expat, news junkie, Improv performer, skeptic, atheist, queer, geek, sci-fi fan, book lover, opinionated, social media addict, blogger, feminist – but do they really describe who I am?  From reading that list would you know the real essence of me? Probably not.

I also believe we are different version of ourselves to different people, whether we like it or not.  Who we are to our employer is not who we are to our lover nor who we are to our parents. We highlight or repress parts of ourselves to appeal to those around us or to fit into social norms. We do this almost unconsciously and I think we would be all shocked by how much we change ourselves to fit the social setting.

But at this point of time as I sit and write this blog post I’m tired thanks to a night of bad insomnia, I’m stressed about my ongoing German exams, I’m excited about the St Patrick’s Day party at my local English speaking theatre company this weekend, I’m thankful that I am able to experience living in Germany, I’m determined to get myself fit for the summer, I’m hopeful about finding romance and  I’m angry about all the injustice that is going on in the world.

This is me at 4:50pm on a Wednesday afternoon.  Tomorrow I’ll be a slightly different version of me. I love this fact.  It proves to me that I can become the person I want to be and the only thing standing in my way is me.

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20 thoughts on “Who Am I?? #scintilla

  1. “I also believe we are different version of ourselves to different people, whether we like it or not.” – this is something i have thought a lot about in recent years, tying the different pieces of our identity together and how we package and present it to others. awesome first post! i am so glad you’re participating :)

  2. You hit the nail on the head. I too wholeheartedly subscribe to the notion that we are ever-changing, always evolving and that “me” today will not be the same “me” tomorrow. Thank you for reiterating a valuable lesson here, Meg.

  3. THIS is why I had to answer the second prompt, because I didn’t have a prayer in hell of trying to pin down who I am. I am never going to be one of The Consistent People. In the meantime, I am glad to see who you are, right now.

    • I am definitely not one of those Consistent People either, but I found the second prompt even harder to write about. This expat experience has given me so many firsts that I couldn’t even begin to choose just one of them. Thanks for helping to create Scintilla. I’m lovin’ it.

  4. Totally loved it. I know I will be different tomorrow. Only that, I always want to be a better version than I was today. Lovely to meet you Riayn.

  5. I can’t even begin to describe who I am, since I basically have no clue. That’s why I was VERY pleased with the second prompt. This was very well done. You seem to have a better grip than most of who you are, at least in this moment!

  6. All those little snapshots of you become a film of life, changing with each scene. That you are aware and awake to the subtle changes puts you in control; a wonderful place to be.

  7. It’s true, who we are is different almost day to day, but at the same time there are rock solid truths to the who we are as well. Great post.

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