When presented with the opportunity to talk about myself in a situation like this, I always feel a bit overwhelmed. How does one describe one’s self outside of any context?
Do I tell you my life story? “I was born in January, on a cold and…” Bleh.
Do I tell you about my marital status and family? “I am married to a wonderful man. We have a beautiful daughter.” That information is readily available if you read my blogs so why waste time with it here?
Should I label myself based on something I feel strongly about? Which do I choose? Which label, if any fits me? I am a libertarian/liberal/conservative. Based on a world view test I took last night, I’m a Secular Humanist Worldview Thinker. I believe in freedom and personal responsibility and so I think marijuana should be legalized and that murderers and rapists should be killed. I love home birth and think most doctors are evil and should be consulted as a last resort. I believe infant formula should be available by prescription only. I don’t understand people who call themselves Christian or any other religious label but don’t follow their own holy book. I think homeschooling is the best way for kids to learn and I will fight for the right to homeschool my daughter but I think U.S. citizens should have to pass a high school equivalence test before they are allowed to vote. I believe we have a duty to care for the earth and her environment but I don’t believe the government should be the ones to enforce eco-friendly measures. I believe in capitalism but also believe it must be constrained so as not to result in slavery and cannibalism.
Labels don’t really work for me. I’m a freedom loving, liberal, communist, hippie, homeschooling, homebirthing, federalist, environmentalist, capitalist, “secular humanist worldview thinker.” I’m a contradiction at every turn. The only way I make sense is if you fully understand me and that is simply not going to happen from a little page titled “About Me.”
So, if you want to get to know me, read my blogs. Read the people I’ve got on my blogroll. Truthwalker, Israel Walker, is my husband and while we don’t agree on everything, we are of a like mind. My sister, sister-in-law and many good friends are there. Read and enjoy!