Things in the blogging world spread quickly and there’s a new blogging project starting today: the Scintilla project. If you remember my Reverb posts, this is kind of an offspring: three bloggers made friends through Reverb and began this new project.
I know I haven’t been very chatty lately–what with the new job, the grading and the PR course, I barely have time to sleep. But I wanted to spend a bit of time reconnecting with my blog and my writing, so you’ll have a daily post for the next two weeks!
Today I want to answer the first question of the prompt: “Who are you?”
I am a being of extremes.
I have two tattoos on my shoulder blades: an Aries and a Cancer symbol. My belief in astrology comes and goes, but how these two symbols represent me never changes.
I want travel; I want to put down roots. I want to live in a cabin in the middle of the woods; I want a downtown condo. I want to be independent and free; I want to be attached to a family. I want to be a starving writer; I want to be an affluent professional. I’m selfish; I’m generous. I am something; I am its opposite.
I am that cheesy wind thingy on top of old barns: I change directions at the whim of the weather.
Freelancer, I wanted the stability of a job; now salaried, I want my freelancer freedom back. I once said I would never go back home; now all I want to is hop on a plane and live in Rosemont writing novels.
To be honest, the only thing I really know about myself is that I never know who I am. My desires, my goals, my life: I’ve changed all of them so many times. Who am I? Today I am a sulky corporate cog; tomorrow I may be an optimistic bohemian.
I am fire: capricious and destructive, but through which renewal often comes. I am water: fluid and deferential, but that can erode the hardest rock.