I know I saw this on a message board recently but cannot remember, for the life of me, where it was. Anyway, the concept just crossed my mind again as I was introducing myself to a new working for the company I do contract work for.
When you meet someone new, how do you introduce, describe yourself?
Very few of the people I work with know I love art. Even fewer know I create art. I do occasionally call myself an artist but for some reason, not at work.
I am a single mom but even this is not cut and dry. My ex – and I do call him that, even when he is around – is not legally my ex-husband. We have been separated over ten years but neither of us has filed for a legal divorce. Technically, we are still married but we both date other people and haven’t lived together since January of 1997.
I have two college degrees. I have a forestry degree from Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY and I have a business degree with an emphasis in marketing from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. I don’t know that I officially identify with either alumni group. I do know a few alums from both places and I answer positively when asked questions by prospective students of either university.
So how do you describe yourself? Are you a gardener? Are you a mother? Are you a lover of a specific type of music? Are you a sports fanatic? Are you an artist? Do you work at home? Do you freelance? Do you work in a corporate environment?