Who Am I?

Our definition changes according to the stages in our lives.

The first moment I was defined was at my birth. I became a daughter. A daughter of two proud parents. Even now, a mother myself, I am linked to their names: I am the daughter of David and Liz. My definition changed during childhood from toddler, to pre-teen, to adolescent. My parents helped to shape me as did those I came into contact with at school. The years on a university campus helped cement my ideals and moved me towards my first full-time employment as a teacher working with disadvantaged children.

Since then I have become wife, mother, immigrant. My changing roles and environment have helped define my strengths. A constant, however, has been my beliefs. My faith has been tested on many occasions in my life and yet now, as I reflect on who I am, I know that my belief has not swayed. I believe in a greater Being who watches over the world. And I believe that this Being will get me through difficulties. Always.

So who am I? At this moment in time I am a woman, a daughter, a wife, a mother, a teacher, a believer in the goodness of humanity and in God. I am a South African and a Canadian. I am the sum of all my experiences.

I am me.

Who are you?

Five-Minute-Friday-badge© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: define)

18 thoughts on “Who Am I?

  1. I am nia, as you know dear Colline 🙂 The most difficult thing to describe who I am… I am Turkish and married, have a son (living in Baku with his family, with my (his wife)daughter and grandson. I am a retired one and taking photographs, writing poetry, and some crafts. But I am still a student and love learning something new in this world. Thank you, have a nice day and weekend, Love, nia

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    1. Thank you. I believe we are made up of our past and present. The sum of our experiences helps to cement our beliefs and moves us towards taking the actions that we do. And knowing who I am helps me to help my daughters learn who they are.


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