You have no idea how this question almost had me running for the hills. The Yes course ditched in a matter of moments when in week #1 "Who am I?" was the number one question asked.
Flight mode set in. Breathing became irregular. Thumping would be an accurate description of my heart. In fact, I spent the next couple of days NOT answering that question on purpose, just to prove a point.
I had a rational for this. "Who am I" being the very thing I'm attempting to figure out. Shouldn't I know this already? Shouldn't that come at the end of a course? Shouldn't we all stop trying to label everything including ourselves? Rationalizing, I tell you.
Yes, I've had glimpses. Roles in my life make these the obvious answers: mother, wife, friend, sister, aunt, etc. etc. etc. These are who I am in an obvious sort of way. What I wanted to know was "Who I am" when all the hats are laid aside. When expectations are silenced.
When I gave myself a break and in a "moment" when I wasn't thinking about, you know, the question, it came to me.
And, what I realized was that I knew the answer the whole time...
"WHO AM I"
I am laughter.
I am breath.
I am color.
I am a coffee lover, soul-mate and friend.
I am hearth warmer and believer in magic.
I am a wool wearer.
I am a tree lover.
I am a bath taker.
I am a flower collector and memory holder.
I am mommy and heart healer.
I am a light cherishing woman.
I am nurturer of the seasons.
I am a cottage dreamer and book reader.
I am impatient and hopeful.
I am a believer in fairies and gnomes.
I am a pajama wearer.
I am a movie watcher.
I am a jam connoiseur and lover of music.
I am a collector of yarn.
I am moody.
I am a water-being and creator with my hands.
I am an ocean dreamer.
I am aware of loving daddies.
I am a letter appreciator.
I am a sunset watcher.
I am a writer.
I am moss and the forest floor.
I am the light in the afternoon.
I am a stone collector.
I am a swimmer.
I am a baby cuddler and a napper.
I am me.
I am all these things and more.
Tomorrow these may change. By the end of the day others may evolve. "Who I am" is ever-changing, ever-expanding, ever-searching.
What a relief to know that I am so much more than those three words.
By the way, "Who are You?"