There are many words that could describe who I am. When it comes to relations, for example, I am a woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and a friend. You could also call me an optimist, impatient, coffee drinker, book lover and much more.
When we meet someone new, one of the first things we normally ask is for is someone’s profession. What do you do? While it does say a lot about the person, what he or she chooses to do for a living, I don’t think that it says it all.
I used to have no problem when people asked me what I do. I had a known position at a known place, an honorable job with an honorable salary. But then two years ago I quit that job and all that changed. I have to admit that it threw me off a little and caused a little bit of an existential crisis. If I am not who I used to be, then who am I now? I felt so strongly that I was identified by (or that I identified myself by) my profession that suddenly I wasn’t entirely sure what I was anymore.
In the last year or so, I began to realize that for me not to have a specific profession, showed me a kind of freedom that I didn’t know of before. It taught me that I can be whatever I want, do whatever I want and also enjoy it.
These past months I have been doing financial management, financial counseling, language testing in Danish, administration, crafts and sewing and blogging. More things that I have ever done before and I am loving (almost) every moment of it! I have realized that everything I ever did up until now were not in vain, but are skills and tools that I can use to develop myself further and that there are really no limitations to what new skills and knowledge I can acquire from here on.
So who am I and what do I do? Everything that I want!