This is me (Slice of Life: Day 9)

(I recently attended a workshop where we had to finish these statements.  I’ve compiled my scribbles from that day into a more formal statement on myself.  Hint: Try this at home!)

I am NOT…

I am not an overly sensitive person.

I am not afraid of the future or regretful of the past.

I am not the person I was in high school.

I am not the person I was last month.

I am not out of control.

I am not selfish.

I am not moody.

I am not who my Facebook page tells you I am.

I am not my mom, my dad, nor my brothers, nor my aunts.

I am not busy.

I am not tired.

I am not defined by my friends.

I am not who you think I am after a couple conversations

I am not just another girl.

I am not “just” anything.

I AM…

I am a sacred being.

I am someone who loves with her whole heart.

I am full of surprises, a depth of knowing.

I am a playful, fun child inside, who wants to enjoy life and laugh at what we can.

I am confident and strong.

I am kind and respectful.

I am energized by the human spirit.

I am free to express myself however I please.

I am intelligent.

I am a wannabe hippie.

I am a creative artist.

I am someone who takes care of herself.

I am aware of my worth.

19 thoughts on “This is me (Slice of Life: Day 9)

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  1. I love that you used writing stems, “I am” and “I am not” to create this beautiful writing – it so revealing as you see your worth in the end. As I struggled with something to write today, I will remember your tip!

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  2. I enjoyed this. I had an easier time visualizing more of your “I am not”s than your “I am”s. I really liked the specificity of some of your items–the facebook page, the way you listed the family members. The one about the aunts resonated especially with me. I loved my aunts, and treasure their memories, but by God, I am not them. I look forward to trying this at home myself and think students would really enjoy it.

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    1. I’m not surprised you found the “am nots” more easy to visualize. This is the point. It is easy and clear to label people as these things. We love to categorize, but the truth is, we are not these labels. We go way deeper than these simple descriptions. I hope my “ams” showed that 🙂

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    1. Yes! This would be a great free-write activity. I had several others (more personal) that I did not include here. I bet students would love it.

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    1. It did not come easily, Jennifer! But in time, with plenty of repetition, and some major life changes…it can happen 🙂 Let’s hope the next generation makes this a priority, unlike my generation which appeases other qualities first.

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  3. I love this format and may have to use it this month too! I can tell you are a very strong person who is comfortable with yourself just from reading your I Am statements. Great post.

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  4. I would love to use this on a Two Writing Teachers for an SOLSC Be Inspired piece. Can I link to this on the call for slices on March 18th? Please email me with your response, betsymhubbard[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks,
    Betsy Hubbard
    TWT

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