Thanks to all who joined my giveaway last week!
Reading your list of little-known facts was truly delicious, and had me laughing. You seem like the kind of people I would like to hang out with. And some of you, I get to. How neat is that?
Congratulations to Rhonda, first place winner, and to Jenelle, runner-up! I have reached out privately to you both.
Regarding the sign (“Ate a box of thin mints, didn’t get any thinner…”), Rhonda said that I should know… “That sign is perfect. This is what gets me through the tough days.”
I laughed. I love when that happens.
I’ve been thinking about Titles. Especially the Titles we give ourselves.
One morning recently, I woke up and slipped into my own identity like a glove, which believe me does not always happen – it usually looks pretty wrinkled and lumpy on me – or else I feel for a few hours like I got someone else’s by mistake –
By 9 am, I had a whole list of who I was, that morning so far.
- Candle Lighter
- Peony Snipper
- Oatmeal Maker
- Bug Killer
- Chicken Transporter
- Raindrop Dodger
- Tear Wiper
- Mess Cleaner
- Question Answerer
- Dish Washer
- Clothes Sorter
- Bad Dream Defuser
It felt good. I thought each day I should write a few titles.
And each one has its own story, some too tedious to tell (so many jeans in the wash! so dirty!) and some too personal (which child woke up crying, and why). And wherefore I felt I needed to kill that bug. And what exactly the mess cleaning entailed. And how I don’t cook breakfast for everyone, but my little kids are onto oatmeal and we love making it individually.
By the end of the day, there were many more titles and their accompanying untold stories, like
- All Purpose Chauffeur
- Meatloaf Maker
- Appointment Misser
- Truth Talker
- Cranky Mother
- One Hour Client
- Boundary Setter
- Daisy Observer
But my personal favorite title was Raindrop Dodger. I am thinking that would make a good online handle for me. Sort of like Dickens’ Artful Dodger, but more innocent.
This is the paragraph where I tell you that who we are (identity) is not constantly changeable based on what we do (tasks).
But I can’t help asking – Who are you today?