Am I Who I Am?

QuestionI like listening to music and watching certain tv programs. I love being around my immediate family. I enjoy great company, and the outdoors. I hate being wrong. I value honesty, loyalty and kindness. These are hard and true facts, but there is a lot I do not know about myself.

I don’t know how I feel about abortions, I have mixed feelings about religion, and I don’t know what I think about the current political situation of our country. I have no stock answer to offer about a life-changing experience or a moment of enlightenment, and it is hard for me to give a comprehensive proclamation of who I am, for my identity unfolds more every day as my experiences grow. At almost 30, I believe there’s still a lot to be unfolded.

I dislike the saying “I am trying to find myself” because my identity is not lost, it just needs more uncovering. Luckily for me, what I love to do helps me uncover more about myself. I really do enjoy writing, even if I am the only one interested in my work. Writing is my self-reflection.

Am I who I am? Or am I what I’ve been told I am and taught to be?

Growing up, I’ve always been told that I’m stuck-up, and I believed it, and yes I was, but is that who I was, or was I that because of what I’ve been told? I’ve recently made this discovery, and the truth is; I’m not stuck – up! No, I am just not comfortable around people I don’t know very well.

I’m embarking on this journey of uncovering me…….one experience at a time.


2 thoughts on “Am I Who I Am?

  1. barefootmedstudent September 27, 2013 / 11:30 am

    This is nice. For what it’s worth, I find that when people decide they have “found” themselves, they begin to stagnate. Continuing to uncover yourself throughout your life is the best way to keep growing.

    I agree 100% about the stuck-up misnomer. A lot of people think that of me too, but actually I’m just very introverted. And frankly, being shy is not a disability.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Sadia Absalom September 27, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      It’s amazing how much one can discover about yourself on a daily basis, once you allow yourself. It’s a life long journey, and it’s sad that so many people “stagnates” because they have “found” themselves

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