Who am I?

Such a seemingly simple question. I mean it only has three words. What makes it so complex is that it asks you to go deeper inside and that is frightening for a lot of people. Usually, people describe themselves by their professions, ethnicity, location, or hobbies, etc. For example: I am a female, Navajo, mother, and dentist. Is this the right question I should be asking of myself though?

Lately, I have been thinking about what kind of impact I want to make in this world. This makes me reminisce about my personal and professional life. Both were not easy and I had to work hard at climbing the proverbial “ladder of success”. Growing up on the Navajo reservation for me was a good primer for things going bad or not always getting what I wanted. When your life is full of adversity it makes you develop the “challenge accepted” attitude.

This is especially helpful when life knocks you down and you feel as if your day couldn’t be any worse and then something worse happens. Or, on the flip side everything is going great and what more could you possibly do?! Either way you are defining yourself by what you want to do, how you react to situations and learning what you need to do to get there.

At this moment in my life, I don’t feel as if I have done enough. My consciences tells me — I want to do more. I want to be an inspiration. I want to be of service. I want to be a leader. I want to be a better communicator. I think the better question is — Who do I want to be?

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