Two articles I read in the last week converged in mind and got me thinking about what I do and what that makes me. I encourage you to read these two posts and ask yourself a few questions about the titles we give ourselves.
The Minimalists : Life's Most Dangerous Question
Confessions of an Imperfect Life : I am a Writer
The Minimalists urge readers away from defining yourself as what you do while Confessions bravely says that because she writes, she is a writer. If we aren't making a living at what we do, does that mean we can't claim that title? It's brilliant and empowering to say "I am a writer", "I am a dancer", "I am a musician", "I am an artist". If we allow ourselves these labels and say them with pride, our self worth can only go up.
Anything that encourages us to be more compassionate and loving toward ourselves is a good thing. So who are you? What are you passionate about?