Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Who am I?

I was tagged by the lovely Megan to do a pretty interesting meme (to see pictures of Megan's beautiful girls and read her meme thought process, click here)....

The Meme originated over an idea that was prompted by the book written by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. It's a compilation based on the story that Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were- For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the rules:
  1. Write your own six word memoir.
  2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
  3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
  4. Tag five more blogs with links.
  5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
OK, so what is my six word memoir? Of course, my mind starts spinning out thoughts of I'm a mother with no baby (I know, so cliche), or Still waiting for my turn, or Trying so hard, gotta keep trying but, you know what, I'm not going to use those, or any of the other 20 or so floating around my brain.

I AM MORE THAN AN INFERTILE! Yes, that is a big part of my life, but, that is not, that WILL NOT be what defines me.

What do I want my 6 word memoir to say about me? A better question is probably "Who am I?".

I am a woman, wife, daughter, niece, sister, aunt, friend, American, jew, professional, volunteer, reader, Giants and Mets fan, singer, conservative, traditionalist, procrastinator, homebody, New Jerseyan, bagel-snob, chocoholic, blogger, organizer, family spokesperson, needlepointer, game lover, gadget geek, nestie, and infertile.

So, how do I sum all of that up into 6 words? I think this will do:

Guided by love, hope, and faith

So, now I have the honor of tagging five women and finding out how they will write their memoirs!

Michelle at Tales of an Infertile Woman
Ariella at Wishing for my Miracle
Sasha at IVF do you?
Christi at Our Journey
Amy at Make It Grand

Have fun, ladies!


Ariella said...

I have never done one of these THANKS!

Christi said...

Oh crap! LOL, I saw this on Megan's blog and so hoped I wouldn't get tagged. :) But, only because, this is going to be so hard. I will take some time to think on it...

Yours is really good! I like it!!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Hey Lisa - How would I know if I was tagged??

But - I will just follow your instructions on your post.

I will do it tonight :)

Sasha & Mark said...

Ha! This was kind of fun! Thanks for the tag!

Dagny said...

I like it!! :)

Linda said...

Great choice of words Lisa.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said, thanks so much for playing my meme!