What are you? A mom? a realtor? perhaps an entrepreneur? I became extremely insecure about being “title-less” once I no longer had a business card to designate my title. I didn’t realize how much of my identity was wrapped up in having a position that everyone could identify with. It was like a social proof of purpose I could present to strangers and family without really going into detail about who I am.
Thus, today i proudly didn’t dodge the question when an inquisitive mom asked me, “what do you do?”. Without hesitation, I replied, “write, sometimes blog, and do yoga”. (without the usual explanation, “i graduated from Texas A&M with a…….blah blah blah) To my surprise, she was impressively interested since her little girl was so fascinated with creative writing. It opened such a honest discussion about children/people choosing their passion vs. what “they’re supposed to do”.
I didn’t clean out my closet today, or go to yoga, (or shower, to be honest); but, I had one, life-changing exchange with a human being I’m forever grateful for. Had I not been honest, I would’ve missed it.
So what do YOU do?