Who Am I?

Simone Lisa

Who Am I? Really?! When I was young – I thought I knew the answer for sure. Now I’ve turned 50, I’ve found I have no idea.

We all have multiple identities. There’s the relationships – daughter, mother, wife, friend, colleague. The day to day – musician, writer, teacher, carer, gym enthusiast. And personality – quiet, passionate, loyal, perfectionist, sensitive. But as I muddled through my life, I forgot everything is temporary. Everything! Where once I may have felt extroverted, now I feel like an introvert. Or when I dreamed of being a flautist, now I’m ready to leave music behind me. Slowly my identities are changing – and I have no concept of what my new roles are. Who will I be when I’m not caring for my children every day? When I’m no longer a flautist or teacher? When the roles I became comfortable and confident in disappear…

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