I Am

I am a daughter, a sister, a lover, and a friend.

I am a child of divorce.

I am the mother of two amazing girls. I am sleep deprived.

I am Saturday night Sangria with good friends and Sunday morning hangovers.

I am soy lattes, bacon and eggs, and blueberry waffles.

I am poetry, painting, and books that MUST be finished, even though I don’t.

I am music and  music is me.

I am passionate about life, love, and meaningful connections with others.

I am inquisitive, intellectual, and scientific.

I am compassionate, forgiving, and kind.

I am reluctant to show my vulnerabilities because people interpret them as “feminine” and weak and not as strength of character.

I am a woman who understands sexism better than anyone I know, yet I still struggle  to disentangle myself from the strangle hold it has on me.

I am three Social Work Degrees: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate.

I am a raging perfectionist and my own worst critic.

I am smart AND beautiful. Other people’s opinions of me shouldn’t matter so much, but they sometimes do.

I am not defined by my mistakes.  Neither are you, unless you choose to be.

I am a radical feminist. I love women AND men.

I am outraged by social injustice that stems from  religion, patriarchy, capitalism and the unexplainable lack of compassion for others.

I am angry and I have the right to be.

I am divorced because I deserve respect, compassion, and kindness.

I am good without God; any of them. I choose to do the right thing because I am empathic and because I am NOT forgiven.

I am self-governed by a sense of morality that originates from my innate compassion for all people and an ardent belief in the inherent goodness of others.

I am invested in seeking Socratic truth and knowledge.

I am a mentor and a guide; an apprentice and a tourist.

I am convinced that we are all wandering, trying to find our way.

I am you and you are me.  We are partners along this journey.


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