I am: changing. It's been a long year with a lot of growth. The core of who I am remains, but I've added to it, learned more about what that core is, and had to face that some things I thought were core, weren't.
I am: labels. A whole collection of labels like mother, writer, bi, poly, kinky, feminist...these labels describe me, but they do not define me.
I am: myself. This is the first time I've done this exercise and not had "Me" or "Myself" be the first answer. Not sure why that is, but I think it says something important. Kind of like the Bibles "I am that is" I don't feel the need to define myself. I am me, and that's enough. Says something else that this has been demoted to third on the list.
I am: tired. New job has me up later than I like and kid has me up early in the morning. Running absolutely crazy keeping way to many balls in the air. So far the juggling act is working, though.
I am: confident. I have finally learned to believe in myself, to believe in my ability to succeed, and more importantly my ability to deal with life throws at me. My family is still in a tough place, but with hard with and the help of friends and some genuinely good people, we are managing to climb out of it. And I know we'll keep climbing until we are where we want and need to be.
I am: Striving. Still. Life hasn't magically gotten easy, and I still have goals that are not anywhere near in reach. I am and will continue to strive--but honestly, I don't think I'd be happy if I didn't have challenges to reach for.
Alright, there's my 6 'I am's. Feel free to tell me what you think ;)