I’ve noticed that among all the blogs I come across and the bloggers I interact with, people define themselves as writers. Sure writing might be the skill we’re all most proud of, but I’m sure there are other things too by which we can defined. Let’s take me for example, I’ve been writing since I was five or six, and I like to think I’m good at it… but it’s not all I can do!
I’m a foodie. I love trying out new things when it comes to food. When I go to dine somewhere I try to pick a different dish every time, and I’m not deterred if it’s something too unusual. I love Italian food, even though I dislike garlic and onion, and almost any chicken dish is a winner in my book! Cooking, however, is not something I’m good at. I can’t even fry an egg properly.
I’m a bit of an artist. I’m not terribly good, and I mostly focus on drawing anime-like girls, but drawing something I’ve always loved to do. Even my documents at work have doodles on them! Just like writing, I’ve improved quite drastically from when I just used to draw stick figures, haha.
I’m a translator. While it’s not what I pictured myself doing as a kid, it’s not a bad gig. I get documents and texts and translate them from Arabic to English or vice versa. I would love to translate novels, but they never come by to my office. Some people tell me to translate my own novel to Arabic, but I would be like, “Hell no! It took me ages to finish this book. I tore my hair out in frustration over it. There is no way you’re making me write it again in another language.”
I define myself as a reader. Ever since I picked up a Ladybird copy of Thumbelina, my first book ever at the age of 4, I’ve had a love affair with books. I pine for bookshops and new books like Bella pines for Edward, or like a stereotypical fat kid pines for their candy bar.
I’m a movie and anime watcher. I can spend hours watching movies and anime shows and never get bored. There’s always something fun and interesting to watch! I do tend to stay away from the horror genre though after an unpleasant experience with The Ring. That movie left me sleepless for days.
I’m a clumsy dork and I’m not embarrassed to say it. I’m also a daughter, a sister and a soon-to-be wife. I’m also a chocoholic, but I bet my followers know that, haha.
How do you define yourself? =]