It took me a long time to really curate and identify for myself who I really am. One of the things I often struggle with the willingness to readily label myself "accountant" when asked what I do. While it is true in so many sense of the word - I am trained in the field as I went to school for it, I practice it for at least 8 hours a day every (week)day, I get paid for it and it is my livelihood. The struggle is not in identify with it at all, but it is in how absolute it defines me. I am not just an accountant, I am also a wife through marriage, I am a mother through my child, I am a child through my parents, I am a sibling through my siblings, I am niece/grandchild through genetics and in law. But again, these are absolute truth that does not need defense.
But I am a great many more things but I fail, or at least am hesitant, to label myself truly because I find myself unworthy. But the greatest reward of age is the experience of self-identity, and as I approach the completion of my third decade of life, I can finally embrace proudly that I am an artist, who use multiple canvases - in writing, in crafting, in the home, in photography - to express my creative passion.
This blog is my medium to share myself through expression and to share my passion for expression, because if there is nothing more that I learn through this experience of age, it is that joy and enjoyment are often multiplied, even exponentially so, when you put in a bit of sweat, blood and tears to it, whatever it might be, and in the act of doing something yourself, you find your true self.
I love deeply.
I live passionately and fearlessly (even when I am scared).
I am a girl with a phoenix tattoo.
I am a great many things.
and I can be a great many things more.
Enjoy and hope you stay awhile.