Who am I? — This is a question that I ask myself a lot.
To be honest, I didn’t really know who I was until 6 years ago when my grad school professor (The GOAT — Dr. Param Srikantia at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio) gave an assignment where I had to write an “I AM” statement..something like a bio for myself.
My “I AM” statement has changed over the years. It’s one of those things that I reflect back on and update when there is a major change in my life, whether it be a new job, a career change, a new business endeavor, or even a change in my mentality.
So, I thought I would share my current “I AM” statements as a way to introduce myself to my readers on Medium.
I am the son of Alfred Wilson, II and Stephaine Talley.
I am Cleveland BRED and Columbus PAID.
I am an Unapologetic Black Man, who is a present day Black Panther.
I am in love with a Beautiful Natural-Haired Nubian Queen, who is affectionately known as HoneyBuns.
I am Socially Liberal and Financially Conservative.
I am a Catholic Educated Nerd of Non-Denominational Faith.
I am a MBA holder with TONS of Student Loan Debt.
I am on a journey to becoming DEBT FREE and having Financial Independence.
I am a Man of Frugality that enjoys clearance rack balling at Banana Republic.
I am striving to build a LASTING LEGACY for my future kids and their kids.
I am an Administrator in the Urban Education Sector.
I am a Basketball Coach in the Inner City of Columbus.
I am an Unemployed Motivational Speaker.
I am a believer in Life Experiences and Traveling to Exotic Places.
I am an old head that loves Old School R&B.
I am a fan of 60 Minutes, Dateline and The First48.
I am a future Author, Middle School Principal, and Real Estate Investor.
I am a collector of Motivational Quotes and Proverbs.
I am a reader of Self-Improvement and Informational Books.
I am a Strong Believer in the cliché saying, “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.”
I am Alfred Duran Wilson, III.
So, the question is….What’s your “I AM” statement?