Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who Are You?

"Have you ever been asked this question: “Who are you?”
Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Who are you?”
What’s your answer?"


These are the words of Shawn Poh.  And I was inspired by his post at Lovtoo.  He writes that he asks himself this everyday.  I think that's a wonderful idea.


Recently I've had to ask myself this question often.  See, I've been clearing out my closet.  And in the past year or so I've realized: I am no longer the 20-something girl who wears mini-skirts.  So why were they were still in my closet?  Well, so many memories were tied up with those wonderful little skirts and dresses.  


But I had to clear out the old to make way for the new.  
The self that I am now.  
And just who is that self?  Well, here's my answer to Shawn Poe's question.


I’m a dietitian, artist, wellness coach, personal trainer, & writer.
I’m a lover of life.
I’m a friend, wife, sister, daughter, & aunt.

I’m a big fan of the Wizard of Oz.
I’m the owner of too many self-help books.
I’m grateful that I’m healthy.
I’m occasionally amazed that I managed to snag my husband.

I'm a crafty chick.  
I dig decoupage.
I'm a Charlotte.
I’m happiest in sundresses and sandals while sitting in sunshine.

I am no longer a mini-skirt wearing gal.
I’m the creator of Nourish. Create. Bloom.
I’m REALLY into glitter.
I
’m trying to become a mama.

I'm going to be a mama.  And one that sparkles!


Be sure to read the Lovtoo post.  Shawn's own answer is inspiring.   


Who are you, my dear reader?  I'd love to hear your answer to this question. 

7 comments:

  1. Great post Kathianne! I'll add a few:

    I am a loving daughter, friend, sister, neighbor, and mama to a 140lb dog
    I am a work in progress, trying to fulfill the Lord's plan for me.
    I am a woman who realizes that growing older truly means growing better
    I am a lover of college football
    I believe that being of service to others is our obligation as part of the humanity, not a pastime
    I believe in living with intention
    Embarrassingly, I am a lover of bad reality tv

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  2. (here's an excerpt from an interview on the blog "strength to be me"...sorry if it's "cheating" a little!/i just wanted to respond & it's been a full day! lots of love to you & who you are! xox
    ...
    i wear a ring that says love on my finger.
    i like to hug. especially my hubby & two sons (ages 13 & 11).
    sometimes i can barely contain my joy when i see my sons
    playing out the best of who they are,
    like when abe (the 13 yr. old)
    dances
    and sam says yet another
    kind thing.
    i really like to color. a lot.
    i like to affirm, encourage, lift up.
    i like to open windows & let the light in.
    i love little things like lilacs blooming, chocolate,
    a card from a friend, morning coffee.
    i am thankful for hearts
    & all the beauty inside.

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  3. I am ...
    Addicted to the movie Gone With The Wind
    A baby boomer
    A fierce protector of family and people that I love.
    A perpetual work in progress.
    A woman who relishes getting older. Each year and decade is a gift that I accept from God to be the best I can be.
    A spiritual person with a healthy regard for the universe and it's creator .. I call Him God
    A 13 year old stuck in a 60 year old body
    A short, slightly opinionated woman of color
    Addicted to history, ancestry, and everything that came before me.
    An ole' skool southerner who lived through the 60's and loves my country regardless.
    An unapologetic lover of all things that involve color, fun, mud, potting soil, sprinklers, hugs, singing .. and other 13 year old stuff!
    A woman who would rather laugh than giggle, dance than sit, fix it rather than complain about it, do it than plan it, and hug rather than shake hands.
    Done with this list.

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  4. Hey there!

    Great post! Add this in: you're an amazing person.

    Thanks so much for the honor~ I'm really glad you liked my post and if it has managed to help, then it would be a success to me. =D

    My name is Shawn.
    And I am a dreamer.

    Keep Sparkling! (Sparkles are awesome)

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  5. Love this idea and this post! I am…
    • a learner
    • an obsessive reader
    • an owner of entirely too many (not enough?) black shoes
    • a lover of yesterday
    • a dreamer of tomorrow
    • a woman trying to get over the desire for perfection
    • a kisser of wounded knees
    • a crafty soul with more ideas than time

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  6. I am hopelessly addicted to crafts.

    I am a party planner.

    I am the Founder of Crafty Chicks Night.

    I am slightly obsessed with e.Claire creations.

    I am a documentary nerd.

    I am a dog lover.

    I am a bookworm.

    I am a wild woman.

    I am lucky to count my real friends on more than one hand.

    I am blessed to have found the man of my dreams.

    I am appreciative of my past and ecstatic for my future.

    I am eternally grateful to have Kathianne Williams as a friend.

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  7. Wow! All of the responses to this post are so incredible, I don't know where to begin!

    Here are some of my *favorite* lines from the above comments (the ones that made me laugh, made me smile, and some that made me say "me too!":

    I am a mama to a 140 pound dog
    i wear a ring that says love on my finger.
    I am a woman who realizes that growing older truly means growing better
    i really like to color. a lot.
    an owner of entirely too many (not enough?) black shoes
    I am appreciative of my past and ecstatic for my future.
    a crafty soul with more ideas than time
    Embarrassingly, I am a lover of bad reality tv
    A 13 year old stuck in a 60 year old body
    A perpetual work in progress.
    And I am a dreamer.

    You all rock. Thanks for leaving a bit of your lovely selves here.

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