Funny you should ask. I have been asking myself the same thing.

It’s contextual.

I am someone’s daughterbeaucoup
sister
granddaughter
mother
aunt
grandmother, niece, mother-in-law.

I am someone’s lover
crazy ex
favorite ex
future lover
future ex.

leaf n me
Photo credit Patti Marsters

I am someone’s student
employee
massage therapist
neighbor
tenant
confidant, best friend, moral compass, ride to the airport.

angel
Photo credit Norma Aldama

But I am not just that.
I am
a fish owner
an artist
tattooed
industrious
lazy
smart
naïve
wise
wise-ass
Taurus.

I am a fire walker.

fire feet
Photo credit Stephanie Huerta

There is no essential “who” that I am. My present self is a culmination of relationships, times, events, and dynamics mixed with my general temperament. I am an ego taking care of my spirit-mobile, trying to find my way. Wherever we’re going.

My favorite answer is this. I am a beautiful skin sock holding water and farts.skin sock