Friday, May 11, 2012
Five Minute Friday: Identity
PriorFatGirl (Have you been reading my posts? - you can find them here!) One thing I want to keep doing is writing and practicing my voice and sharing my thoughts so it is important for me to maintain this space, but sometimes I'm at a loss of what to say since Weight Loss is such an all encompassing thing right now. So today I'm going to participate in something called 5-minute Friday. It is a link up and the goal is to write for 5 minutes on the topic or word of the day. Just 5 minutes with no backtracking, editing, or over-thinking. And I think that is perfect for me right now. So here you go. The topic: Identity.
I always have wondered about this word, mostly because my identity always seems to be in flux. I like so many diverse things that I fit easily into so many groups (when I can get over my introvertedness that is), but the reality is that I always wondered if that meant that I was too easily influenced by others. When I get down to the core of my identity, what is there?
I'm a mother, and a wife, and a Children's Ministry director. I'm a geek. I'm a bookworm. I'm becoming an avid exerciser (?!). Are those ME? Are they the essence of who I am?
The reality is both and then some. I am all those things but they do not contain all that I am. I am bigger than labels and adjectives and nouns. I am Elizabeth, child of God, created in his image and reborn in the waters of baptism. I am chosen and accepted just as I am - no labels or definitions necessary. Just as I am. Me, in all my diversity and undefined edges. Me, in all my brokenness and shame. Me, in all my joys and sorrows, in all my love. I am Me - accepted and loved and declared to be enough, just as I am.
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