Monday, January 29, 2007

My Life Monday - Define myself

I am a sister and daughter. I have a family who loves me and has seen me through some real ups and downs. And they have probably seen me at my strangest!

I am a student. Going back to college has been so much fun! I love learning and playing the role of a learner again.

I am a researcher. I love to research new subjects all the time. Knowledge is important to me. I can often be found researching a new term I heard or something that interests me.

I am a wife. I love my husband and I love being a wife. I didn't get married until I was almost 25, so I know what it was like to be single. I have the best husband in the world and I am so glad he is mine. Being a wife brings me much joy!

I am a teacher. This is probably how I define myself the most. I educate the lives of students every day. After this year, I will have taught over 1,000 students. It's amazing the lives I get to experience on a daily basis and have a small part in.

I am a mom. This is my proudest definition. I worked so hard to gain this privilege and am grateful every day of my life for my son. Nothing thrills me as much as being a mom.

I am forever infertile in my mind. I will never forget what this trial has taught me. I will probably always struggle with having/carrying children. I've often wondered how, after this part of my life is over, how I will redefine myself because this is such a HUGE part of my life right now as we try to increase our family.

I am me. I am a unique person with talents, fears, quirkiness, and so much more. Sometimes I am so busy defining myself in other ways that I forget that I am me at the end of the day, without all these titles or roles to play. Putting all my other definitions (or my many hats) aside, I am still the person I have always been, through 31 years of life. And sometimes it's good to realize that again.

I am a daughter of God. As cheesy as that sounds, it's an important definition. Although I may not always like everything about myself or even see the good in myself, I am a valuable person and am loved by a higher being. He always sees the good in me and we all need that kind of cheerleader in our lives.

Share with me who you are. Leave your link below if you participate in this MLM. I will be sure to check out your blog.

Next week's topic - Pet peeves!


MelnHead said...

I did my the same way last night-- well, just about, LOL! :) My first one us up :)

Jane said...

I didn't participate this week because I wanted to memorialize a dear family friend. Your list is wonderful. You should enter it in Owl Havens contest under Opinion Saturday which is on the same topic.

I too define myself mostly as a teacher and sometimes I resent the intrusion. I am not sure that other professions have the same weighty title.

I have also wondered if the pain of infertiltiy will ever fade. I wonder if there will be a time when I can forget all this bagage.

Have a great week!

Dawnyel said...

Wow! We share many of the same definitions! :) I loved this topic! It really made me think long and hard about who I really am! Thanks for giving us this! I LOVE IT!

Stephanie said...

Rachelle, that was beautiful! I hope you print that out and tape it to your bathroom mirror for you to read each day. You have a lot to be proud of!

Maine Mom said...

I wish we lived closer so we could hang out. You are awesome!
I am very glad you are a mom :-)

Shelah said...

great topic, Rachelle! I had fun doing it.

And I too, am so glad you're a mom!

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My friend and I were recently discussing about technology, and how integrated it has become to our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further develops, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about all the time.

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