I'll confess, I've always been fascinated by how people describe themselves. There are so many options. Your family title, your job, a belief, a hobby... And what's even more interesting is how those definitions change and alter with time and new experiences.
One of the things I worked at as I wrote Carry Her Heart was watching Piper's description of herself change as time goes on. She says:
But maybe people are like monarchs in more ways than that.
Maybe we all repeatedly curl up in a chyrsalis and emerge as something else entirely.
I was a child; for that brief hour, I was a mother . . . then a nursing student, then a nurse, then a writer, then a . . .
Maybe we live our lives constantly becoming and rebecoming.
Maybe we’re always in the process of metamorphosing into something new.
How do you describe yourself?