Last Thursday I attended a writing class at a local library in my city. For homework the instructor had us do a cluster exercise where we write I AM in a bubble and write things coming off the bubble. It was harder than I thought. I guess because when my twin died I had to figure out who is was without her. Plus I’m not sure if the answers I give are “right”
I was watching Super Soul Sunday on OWN yesterday and ironically enough Oprah was asked this same question by Deepak Chopra. She said she had a hard time with it too because everything she came up with were labels that society gave her. That’s what I found. I wrote down “daughter” but is that who I am? Of course i wrote “a twin” because that goes to my identity. I honour that connection/bond. I also wrote “strong” because I found I developed or found an inner strength that I never knew I had before. I guess I could write stubborn but what would that look like to write about. Funnily enough a friend of mine once said we (my sister and I) always seemed to know who we were even in public school. I guess because when I have unconditional love from that person who is always with me it’s easy not to care what others think.
The true answer would be “I AM GROWING”