The Wanderer / by Krista Boivie

For years I have loved the poem A Story That Could Be True by William Stafford.

My favorite line in the poem is “Who are you really, wanderer?” In fact, I have it engraved on the back of my iPod. 

As a wannabe I often define myself by titles: sister, daughter, aunt, teacher, employee, etc. However, I am more than these titles.  

I think self-reflection is the key to any journey.  There are days when I feel as though my response to this question changes on an hourly basis. As the new year draws closer I think it is vital to begin having this dialogue with ourselves.

My main goal when I decided to create this sight to was to pursue this question. Not only in relation to what my career path is, but also in how I choose to live my life and the person I am trying to become. Since high school I have been plagued by my inability to settle on one idea of myself and I am sure I am not alone.

How do you define yourself? Are you defined by your job or something bigger?