Who Are You?
December 12, 2012 § 13 Comments
Lately, I’ve been trying to identify who exactly I am as a writer. I might need to clarify that a bit. I know what types of stories I write. I know the tone that I attempt to create when writing those stories.
Additionally, I know who I am as a person. Professionally and within my family I know my roles. I’m confident and comfortable in those roles.
The question that I am facing involves who I am as a writer. More importantly, what are the parts of me that I make available to those who read my work?
In general, I am a very private person. Always have been. I’m introverted and cautious. It takes me a while to feel comfortable around new people and open up. So, sharing a bit of me with readers and other writers is unsettling. I want to let people get to know me as a person and writer but I’m conflicted at the same time.
I’ve mentioned before that I can’t go into detail about my career. That’s one thing that will not change. I can, however, talk about psychology and the mental health field in general. And I have. I’ve written before about going to work behind a fence and walking the yard with criminals. I can talk about that a little although it will be vague.
Hmm, I’ve told you that I have a son who is almost three. He is a bright light after a gray day at work. He has me totally in awe of him.
What else? I’ve been married to the same man for 10+ years now. This is my only marriage. We’ve been through a lot and we keep learning everyday.
I worked hard for my Master of Science degree and my concealed carry license. I value education, family, honesty, loyalty, hard work, curiosity, creativity, tolerance, respect, and faith. I cannot tolerate dishonesty, prejudice, and laziness. I believe that people can change if they want to but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I have learned that I cannot change anyone.
I am afraid of spiders and failure. I hate the idea of putting my all into something and failing at it.
I’m not happy with how I look right now. Enough said about that.
One secret about me that not too many people know: I’m a pool shark. Oh, yeah. I can play 8-ball, 9-ball, straight pool, you name it. I’m a little out of practice right now but watch out! I can still hold my own and I have the trophies to prove it.
Well, I’m not sure what else to say so I guess that means I said all I need to right now. Let me know if there is anything I left out.
By the way, who are you?