Sorry for the lateness everyone. My poor laptop had a meltdown yesterday and let's just say it was a mess.
Anyway, onto the topic! Our question this time was asked by Michelle, who also happened to come before me, so go on over and check out her blog. And it is:
Do you choose WHAT you do because of WHO you are? Or is who you are determined by what you do?
I know it sounds like total cheese, but I've always felt like a writer. I over-exaggerate when I tell any story, my imagination is nuts, and I've just always felt compelled to tell people my stories. I think that I am predisposed toward being a writer. However a writer is not who I am. All the people I work with in my office think of me as The Computer Guy. My brothers think of me as the guy who reads too much. My parents as the guy who never picked his clothes up off the floor as a kid.
So I guess I'm going to answer this question with a neither. I'm not a writer because I write, nor do I write because I'm a writer. I write because I love it. And being a writer is simply one facet of my crazy personality. A big part, yes, but not the only part. I'm not defined by it, in the same way that I'm not defined by any of my other interests or activities.
Hmmm, not sure if I answered this well. It's tough. I just think that when we allow ourselves to be defined by a thing, we shut ourselves off to everything else.
Cool. Now, go to Cole's blog and see how she answered this. Probably better than I. Until next time!