31 Days in My [Insert Label Here] Skin: An Introduction
31 Days in My [Insert Label Here] Skin:
I’ve got issues. I think you already know that, but just in case you’re new around here I thought it only fair to be up front right away.
For those of you who have been with me awhile, you might remember that there is a challenge that goes out every October to all the bloggers in cyberspace. The challenge is this: Pick a theme and write about some facet of it every day for all 31 days of the month. It’s called the Write 31 Days Challenge.
And this year I am going to dive head first into my struggle with Labels. We’ve all got them. We all give them. Some of us feel comfy with them and enjoy the predictability of boxing people up and attaching certain one-word descriptions on them; whereas others of us feel suffocated by the whole thing and spend spend much of our adult life trying to prove to our families of origin that the labels they smacked on us in our adolescence are no longer fitting.
I happen to be all of the above. Part of me feels comfortable when I identify myself by one particular role I play or personality trait that has been weaved throughout my life; I am allured by its simplicity. Another part of me is constantly railing against the whole concept, shaking my fist and wanting to shout to the world about how “We are all works in progress, gosh darn it! We are all constantly growing, ever-changing, always being transformed!”
So, yeah… like I said: I’ve got issues.
What about you? What are some general thoughts you have about labels? How are they helpful and/or hurtful? What are some of your self-prescribed titles or labels? What are some of the labels other folks have put on you over the years? How do you feel about it all?
I’m looking forward to hashing this out with you all over the next few weeks. 🙂
See you tomorrow!
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What about you?
How would you describe or define yourself? What are some of your self-prescribed titles or labels? What are some of the labels other folks have put on you over the years? How do you feel about any of these labels?
Please share your journey in the comment section below.