Who Are You?

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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

(17) Comments

  1. Stephen King
    Stephen KingOct 04, 2011

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

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerOct 04, 2011

      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. 🙂

  2. Carla
    CarlaOct 04, 2011

    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!!!

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerOct 04, 2011

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

  3. Haley
    HaleyOct 04, 2011

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

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerOct 04, 2011

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

  4. Muddy
    MuddyOct 04, 2011

    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*

  5. Buddy Clark
    Buddy ClarkOct 05, 2011

    Very beautiful! Thank you.

  6. Brian Butters
    Brian ButtersOct 17, 2011

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

  7. Chris B
    Chris BOct 19, 2011

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

  8. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerOct 19, 2011

    Thank you everyone!

  9. Elaine
    ElaineJan 14, 2012

    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.

  10. Leo
    LeoOct 10, 2012

    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. 🙂

  11. Donna Cluny
    Donna ClunyOct 23, 2012

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

  12. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerOct 28, 2012

    smiles…

    Thank you!

  13. vikki Woods
    vikki WoodsAug 17, 2016

    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’

    Vikki

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