Saturday, May 16, 2009

today i am...


a domestic goddess.
As a woman I play many roles in my life. The writing assignment for this week seems like it will be fun (once I start writing). It's funny because my mother wrote a similar entry in her journal once asking the question who am I? She wrote down her list and years later shared it with me. In her case she has many roles or facets that are part of her. She was adopted as an infant yet her birth parents gave her a name which was later changed when she was adopted. She is both of those people but not. I think so many of the roles we play in life are somewhat juxtaposed vs.intertwined with each other in any given environment or relationship. We draw on what we need at the moment. It's hard for me to sometime be mom and artist or student and housekeeper. I'm on a continuous journey of finding balance.

I'm reading the book What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self. In Ann Curry's letter to her younger self she writes:
If you can have faith in your real self, you'll suffer less. You won't waste valuable time that could be spent on more important things....It's time to be bold about who you really are.
Here's to being bold. Cheers!

5 comments:

angeltreats said...

Sounds like you're getting a lot out of the course! I've been struggling a bit this week, because I'm just so uncomfortable being on the other side of the camera. I suppose I have to think about why that is!

Javajune said...

I love this post! It is so hard for me to define myself, maybe because I always think about how others see me rather than how I really see myself. I'm not sure if I'm ready to write it down, just yet. Taking the pictures has been the easy part for me- I'm so surprised by this. How about you?
-unravelling junie

littlem said...

That's great that your mum shared with you her 'labels'

Home on the Hill said...

I haven't

Home on the Hill said...

I haven't yet worked on the assignment, but you've inspired me to. We're sisters in the bathroom sink photo arena, so it's the least I could do! :)