Mini Blog Challenge: Answer the following question…
Who are you?
Who am I? Is that what you asked?
Am I supposed to know the answer to this?
“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.
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?