Life in progress

Self – #JusJoJan Jot #8


Gah! I hate trying to write about myself. Which is strange, considering that’s basically what this blog is about.

But that’s not entirely true. The bulk of what makes up this blog is how I react to things that happen around me. How I feel about things doesn’t necessarily state directly who I am, though it gives insight into who I am. It would be so much easier to write a bio if all I had to do was write about how I dealt with someone who was rude to me. Or how I managed to get through a day with my kids.

The question “who are you?” is difficult to answer because none of us are just one thing. “Self” is a complex entity, always changing, always growing. Who we are depends on what we experience and how we age. What we do with our “self” depends on circumstances both of our own choosing and of completely random situations and also, where we come from.

Putting all that in a single biography, on a blog or on the cover of a book, isn’t easy.

That took a bit of a philosophical turn, didn’t it?

The prompt word, “self,” for today’s post is brought to you by the fabulous Ritu! Thanks, Ritu! To find her bio, click here. It’s a good one!

It’s never too late to participate in Just Jot it January! Click the following link to find out how, and see all the other participants’ links in the comment section. It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “Self – #JusJoJan Jot #8

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  2. It is quite hard to know who you are—entire philosophies have emerged, based on just this query πŸ™‚


  3. I like a philosophical turn. You’re many things, all the best people are.


  4. A bit philosophical but then our selves are complicated beings. Well put.


  5. It’s never easy to describe yourself!
    But yes… V. Philosophical!!!


  6. Very philosophical for a Tuesday! πŸ™‚


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  8. It’s difficult to pin down, that’s for sure. You could always make the prompt “Linda” and let others write about you πŸ˜‰

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  11. Yep and certainly who I am now is not necessarily who I was 20 years ago! Nicely done.


  12. It certainly did πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  13. wow, um yup! i yam who i am and i am me, but tomoroow, hmmm maybe i am …….ok too much thinking for me today, good job with the prompt i say!


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