Cricket's Thoughts

Who Are You?

Mini Blog Challenge: Answer the following question…

Who are you?

Who am I? Is that what you asked?

Wait. WUT?

Am I supposed to know the answer to this?

Okay, fine.

“J. Cricket Walker has 22 years of experience developing and implementing corporate level training programs, along with a strong background in professional speaking. Following that career, in 2003 she began teaching a series of online classes in Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, and Website Development. Her focus has been in helping small business owners build a successful online presence. In addition, she has been involved with the V7N Webmaster Community from its conception.”

That isn’t what you meant? Seriously?

My name is Cricket.

I was born with the hiccups. The first time my daddy saw me, he was horrified. He told everyone who would listen that I was the ugliest baby he had ever seen and that I sounded just like a cricket. Since that day, I have always been known as Cricket.

That still isn’t the answer?

Don’t people spend a lifetime trying to figure out the answer to this question?

I still have something like 50 more years to figure this out, right?

Wait. I may be someone else by then.

Maybe I should try this now…

I am a fighter for life. I have been since before I was even born.

When all the doctors were certain I couldn’t possibly survive the womb, my daddy had faith that if I was to be, then I would be.

I am.

My middle name is Faith.

Much like some people wear many hats in their lives, I wear many masks. I have never figured out if this is how I hide from the world, or if is a coping mechanism of finding what I need inside of me. If my heart needs a smile, then I search for people that I can bring a smile to. It brings me comfort. Yeah, that is a bit backwards since I technically find that smile outside of me, huh?

I am the whisper of the waves as they gently approach the shore searching for life.

I have seen darkness in my life, but I am not a victim. I am a survivor.

I am simple.

I am hope.

I am compassion.

I am a dreamer.

In the deepest parts inside of me, I am childlike in my passion for the beauty of the world around me. I giggle at the antics of a playful squirrel and watch the flight of a soaring bird, wondering if I too can fly. I talk to my cats. And, I still believe in love.

If I have a gift, it would be a gift of being able to help others see their strengths – to believe in themselves – to see that they are so much more than they realize.

I am a child of God.

So tell me, who are you?


Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Stephen King October 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    The only constructive criticism I can come up with for this one is that you left out that you’re an amazingly talented writer.

    • Reply Cricket Walker October 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Coming from you, the most incredible writer I have ever known, I will take that compliment with much gratitude, but I am not really a writer. I just jabber my thoughts. 🙂

  • Reply Carla October 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Love, love, love this post. I’ve tried to think of how to describe “Who I Am” and sometimes still struggle with who I really am. You have written this so beautifully. and I agree with Stephen, you left out your gift of writing. You ROCK!!!

    • Reply Cricket Walker October 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      You sure do know how to make a girl feel good about herself. Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Haley October 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    You forgot to say that you’re Mama 🙂 Awesome post, Mom.

    • Reply Cricket Walker October 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      I never forget that I am a mama. That comes before all else.

  • Reply Muddy October 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Well, you know how I feel about starting a sentence with a conjunction, but I suppose I can let it slide this time. I sure don’t want a “fighter for life” all up in my chit!

    Please keep “jabbering your thoughts” Cricket. Those of us who read you are enriched and if you ask me, better prepared to face “who we are”.

    And that’s the truth.

    *ducks the hurdled Lemur*

  • Reply Buddy Clark October 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Very beautiful! Thank you.

  • Reply Brian Butters October 17, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    The challenge has got my thinking 🙂 Love all your writings. Cricket 🙂

  • Reply Chris B October 19, 2011 at 5:48 am

    This is incredible Cricket. I actually read it twice so I could absorb it.

  • Reply Cricket Walker October 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Thank you everyone!

  • Reply Elaine January 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    There’s no question, no if, that you have a gift for helping others reach their potential. Even in the times you help others without mentioning faith, it’s clear that you are driven by love, passion, hope, and a desire to help people. You are loved, appreciated, respected, and admired, and Haley is so like you I can’t wait to see what she will bring to the world. Thank you for being unapologetically, unquestionably you.

  • Reply Leo October 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better, I can’t wait until that special someone comes into your life. You have so much to give, it’s spilling over. I bet you have taken a photo of him and you didn’t even know it. 🙂

  • Reply Donna Cluny October 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Who are I? I am one of your biggest fans.

  • Reply Cricket Walker October 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm


    Thank you!

  • Reply vikki Woods August 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Met this amazing woman when i took one of her online courses in SEO and Website Design…finding her by chance, of course! One day I hope to meet you in person to give you a hug and say “thank you” for your many skills, your way with words, your love of family, your skill in photography, etc etc etc.

    Thanks for an amazing journey’


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