I've been tagged to share six words that I would use to describe myself. Immediately, I think of Mother since that has pretty much defined my life in a really wonderful and profound way.
Some days, it felt like that was going to be my only word, and it might be difficult to ever find any other description for myself...and I really didn't mind because it was rewarding and consuming ...and I was always exhausted.
The words that come to mind are joyful, overwhelming, sleep-deprived, blessed, grateful and stressed.
Gradually, without really noticing or even minding all that much, I lost little bits of me in the process of mothering and even more managing my personal life...for many reasons, some of which were out of my control. Now that my children are older and not so dependent, I have more time to remember and reclaim those parts of myself that I didn't know I missed.
So, even though Mother is my most important word, I am not putting it in my list, since it would be like putting my name in the list. Mother is part of my identity...not my description.
When I think of myself overall, I come up with the following:
Questioner...that's nine words, so I guess I'm also a Rule-Breaker.
But, if I had to describe myself at this exact moment and stage in my life, I'd use these words:
Searching, Reflective, Diminished, Impatient, Reviving, Zealous
This is the point where I'm supposed to tag other people...But I'm still relatively new to blogging and I don't know anyone well enough...so I guess that makes me tentative.
I tag everyone who reads this to think of your own six or sixty words that describe you! Acknowledge or add "participant" to your list and let me know what your words are!