Sarah Rosemary at Sunny Side Up and I are hosting our own Reverb11, a series of prompts to look back on 2011 and manifest the new year. Please check our Reverb11 pages for details, and join in!
Prompt for December 30: Identity: How did you identify yourself in 2011? Did it change? How will you identify yourself in 2012?
A lawyer, a writer, a runner, a hopeless romantic. A seeker. A woman afraid of aging ungracefully. An unnatural blonde. Never without red hair-ties; wearing a sweater I love beyond measure. No longer scared to be alone. I am my father’s daughter, wearing my grandmother’s ring, in a photo snapped by my best friend.
A New Yorker; a woman with a well-stamped passport and several phone numbers. Someone who leads a remarkably private public life. Rarely in one place for very long; anchored but unmoored.
Not who I thought I’d be; not where I thought I’d be.
I want to remember, from this point forward, that I am the woman in this photo above.