Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I am

I am a girl.
I am a woman.
I am a sister.
     And a sister-in-law.
          And a step-sister.
               And a pretend sister.
I am a niece.
I am an aunt.
I am a Bostonian.
But still a Chicagoan and maybe just a little bit of a Phoenician.
I am a mother.
I am a student.
I am a volunteer.
I am a worker.
I am a friend.
I am a voter.
I am an earner.
I am a saver.
I am a court-appointed guardian.
I am a former subject of the State.
I am a wife.
I am short.
I am blond.
     But you wouldn't know it.
I am a college graduate.
I am proud.
I am a fighter.
     And a lover.
          And a survivor.
I am a beach bum.
I am a daughter.
     But not to my parents.
I am not the person you think I am.
I am getting closer to being the person I want to be.
I am a composite of the people I love.
     But still myself.
I am happenstance, I am fortune.
I am effort, and I am talent.
I am curious.
I am confident.
I am stubborn.
I am friendly.
I am a listener.
I am a cynic and an optimist.
     I think those can co-exist.
I sympathize but I don't pity.
I think.

I love.
I care.
I cry.

And I blog. 1,000 times.

23 comments:

nicole d. said...

Love this post!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Oh! I love this! What a great post to celebrate one thousand! Congrats!

creativintage said...

i LOVVVVE this.

Windy City Kelley's said...

Great post!

MrsV said...

Yay Happy 1000! :)

HappyascanB said...

Great post! Congrats on 1,000 posts!

Ally said...

Perfect 1000th post AM :)

Glad you blog!

steffi2282 said...

Love it!!! It's simply perfect.
Happy 1000!!

Dawn said...

That's a perfect post.

A said...

And you never cease to amaze me, friend. Congrats on making it to 1,000. xoxox

Lisa said...

you did it! Congrats on the 1000!

lpeg said...

Happy 1,000!!!!

Kari said...

Love this post!! Happy 1,000 -- hope all is going well with school/work/family and that you aren't working too hard...

Lori said...

beautiful. you are amazing.

Hailey said...

I really love this.

Irene said...

I have to second all those above...totally love it, great post...

Anonymous said...

by mariya : That's a perfect post.

Anonymous said...

Mariya : beautiful. you are amazing.

Anonymous said...

wonderful

Anonymous said...

I love.
I care.
I cry.

i like that

Anonymous said...

I am happenstance, I am fortune.
I am effort, and I am talent.
I am curious.
I am confident.
I am stubborn.
I am friendly.
I am a listener.
I am a cynic and an optimist.
I think those can co-exist.
I sympathize but I don't pity.
I think.

Anonymous said...

When I was 24, I thought that 30 sounded really old.

Now that I am 30, I have finally realized how right I was.

yeah you are right dear but 30 still not that old think 40 again :)

Anonymous said...

Love this post!! Happy 1,000 -- hope all is going well with school/work/family and that you aren't working too hard...

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