Thursday, September 02, 2010

Who Are You?

There's many ways to answer that question. Now, one's profession shouldn't define a person. Who we are is much more than our careers. It's even more than our hobbies. It's who we are inside - the part that shines through to the rest of the world.

So who are you?

I'll start:

I'm an author. See the page tab above for a list of my six books.

I'm a professional speaker and NSA member. See also page tab above for a list of my topics.

I'm a professional photographer with over twenty years experience. I've posted pictures here and my fun gallery is on my Deviant Art website.

I'm an animal lover and a vegan.

I'm a roller coaster fanatic.

I'm a wife of almost 20 years.

I'm Spunky - an often naive, overly optimistic, hyperactive person who wants everyone in the world to achieve their full potential.

Now, who are YOU?

27 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm an author, graphics & web designer, a musician, a movie fanatic, and just Alex!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I'm so sad when people define themselves based on their occupations, or as a parent. On my writing.com bio, which is restricted by character count, I describe myself with this list:

List describing me: writer, mother, wife, misunderstood sister, painter, cook, hiker, cat-lover, aging gracefully, fit, strong-willed, generous, organic farm advocate, bilingual, world citizen, in love.

It's not a complete list! But in a pinch, it gives me a nice overview :D

Rayna M. Iyer said...

My profile defines me as "Mother. Blogger. Mentor. Reader. Fundraiser. Runner. Writer. Photographer. Wife. Daughter. Friend. . . .", but all of it either needs elaboration or updating - but that is an entire post.

Loved hearing you define yourself, though I still think you are much more than just the sum of all that.

Summer Ross said...

I'm an author, a mother, a student, a friend...

I go out of my way for my kids and those I love...

I carry lots of baggage with me,

Clarissa Draper said...

I am all of the above but sometimes I don't do all that I need to do well. But, I'm trying and I guess that's got to count for something, right?

CD

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Nicole, I love kitties, too.

Thought about adding 'lame blogger' to the list, but I am trying to work it back into my schedule!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I am a poet (Loosely worded).
I am a mother.
I am a grandmother to 4 wonderful children.
Love of music is my life
Play the keyboard not to forget my tambourine skills.
Sadly I am a widow.
Love blogging and reading about other people.
Most of all "I Am What I Am"

Yvonne.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I'm a girl, a mother, wife, an english teacher for french public school, writer, and a creepy querier.

Helen Ginger said...

I am a writer, a freelance editor, a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, a speaker, a reader, a wannabe photographer, and a happy observer of deer, rabbits, squirrels, birds, and road runners seen through her office window.

Helen

Karen Walker said...

Oh I love this, Diane, because I am working so hard at not labeling myself as anything but just me. But the parts that make up me are: wife, mom, writer, singer, dancer, animal lover, friend, niece, sister-in-law, blogger, reader, and all around fun-loving person.
Karen

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! I feel like just Plain Ol' Steve next to you. But here goes.

I'm a husband and a father. A hopeless optimist who is naive and sees the best in people and circumstances. I'm an aspiring author with a pretty good blog I think. I love to travel and Maui is one of my favorite destinations.

Stephen Tremp

Ann Best said...

I'm a mother and grandmother, my favorites roles. I love "being" a writer. I'm definitely not a professional photographer, as you can see from the pics I post!! Yours are excellent. And you have a lovely blog.
Ann

Karen Lange said...

I'm a writer, online writing instructor, wife, mom, and grandma of a happy almost three year old. I am an optimist too:) Thanks for asking.
Have a great weekend,
Karen

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I like to think of myself as a wife, mom, grandmother, writer, lover of life, and an on-going work in progress!

The Words Crafter said...

I am a dreamer, a survivor, a wife, a music lover, a cat lover, a voracious reader, a teacher (because I'm always teaching someone something, not just the kids in my class), an aunt, a secret keeper, and I love to laugh!

Jemi Fraser said...

Good question...

I'm a mom, wife, teacher, writer, optomist, thinker, wonderer, peace-maker, baker, cleaner-upper, worrier... :)

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Lynda Young said...

I'm an author, photographer (not professional), artist, animator, Christian, wife, story teller. Oh, and I am owned by a cat.

Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm a mom, grandmom, great-grandmom, wife, Christian, Sunday school teacher, author, reader, piano player, former teacher, animal lover, friend

VR Barkowski said...

My profile describes me as a recovering sociologist, animal lover, traveler, friend, book junkie, museum whore and writer. It also mentions I have a knack for putting my foot in my mouth. Pretty accurate profile, although it should probably also say wife (almost 27 years - yikes! Yes, I was a baby.)

J. Kaye said...

"I'm Spunky - an often naive, overly optimistic, hyperactive person who wants everyone in the world to achieve their full potential."

I just love this! I view myself as a wanderer. Sometimes I have a purpose, but it's not a requirement.

Brad Jaeger said...

I am greater than the sum of my parts.

^-^

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love your list! I'm a bunch of different things, I think, but I usually don't think about them--thanks for having me think! Nice exercise.

Tamara Narayan said...

I am a writer of unpublished fiction, a reader who devours large books in a small number of days, a mother who screams and loves (sometimes in the same breath), a former mathematics professor, a former penguin keeper, a jogger, a lover of terrifying water-slides, spoiler of two cats, and the wife of a silly man. Between us we are vying for most immature person in the house. My kids aren't even contenders.

DL Hammons said...

I am bits and pieces of everyone I've ever come in contact with. Just a vauge beginning of what I ultimately will become. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. I'm an inspirer, a stimulator, an educator, a creative writer with unique thought processes, a carer, a lover of life - who, for now, has compassion for her mother and stands by her.

I am a writer of earth and history - looked at differently .. snippets of information woven together to be thought provoking and interesting.

That's me - the passionate positive .. with a few or lots of ideas for the future .. that's Hilary

Janet said...

I am a mother of 3 boys. I craft, sew, and write. In addition to writing books, I also write a child's column for a regional magazine. I love the outdoors and taking pictures of it. I am shy, but try not to let that hold me back in obtaining what I want in life.