I saw this question on Twitter a couple of nights ago, and I loved it because it made me think. My answer was too long for 140 characters, so I decided to type it out into my Notes tab, then I decided to make a quick blog post about it, so here goes.
“Who are you? Define yourself in one word. Make it count.”
I try to be nothing more or less than myself with everyone I meet. I don’t put on for anyone and I don’t try to be someone I’m not. I strive to be myself because I want others to either love or hate me for me, and not what or who they think I am.
I’ve never tried to “fit in”. I’ve never wanted to be really popular (quite frankly it gives me a bit of anxiety and I’m really modest). I don’t look at myself as a big deal or someone everyone needs to know or be “in the know” about. I’m just Whit. I’m random, I’m funny sometimes. I’m about to be 30 and I still like to play my trap and twerk music at ignorant levels in the car; but I’m also a wife, mother and professional and can play those roles as well.
I’m really a down to earth person who just wants to know if someone is gonna like me, then I hope it’s for the right reasons. Let it be for the person they see off top. Once I get to know you, you’re gonna see just how laid back I am. I’m going to be comfortable around you enough for you to know that I’m real, and I don’t really like to be someone I’m not (hell I look quite awkward trying to be something I’m not). So, if I could be one word, I guess it’d be ‘authentic’.
If you could use only one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Be fearless, be reckless, make it count. 🙂