Everyday our gender, race, work and our family define us in the literal sense. But we can redifine ourselves with our passions, desires, dreams and by living our true authentic selves.
I am undefinable! Perhaps that is not grammatically correct, but it sums me up. I have been many things to many people - a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt. I am a friend, a co-worker, a mentor and an employee. I am a survivor, a victim, an optimist. My desire in this life is to be inspirational, happy and to live and share my life with those I love, I like and have yet to meet.
I am my own yin to my yang! I love the competitiveness of games, dream of the days I can walk through New York in my business suit and take classes toward another degree while looking forward to the days when I retire and wake up to do yoga, meditation and drink my chai tea latte overlooking the beach, or golf course of Paris streets (retirement goals!)
I was in 1st grade, I wrote a poem that was published in the school newspaper - defined my desire to be a writer. In 2nd grade I told my teacher, who was a nun and the whole class that I had a Shetland pony. This did not define me as a liar, but more as a storyteller and a girl who learned about catholic guilt at an early age. My first year in college I learned a life lesson that I needed to put everything into my dream for a college degree and fight for what I wanted.