Anonymous - Who Am I?

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Who am I? - An anonymous submission

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have to talk about yourself or answer questions about what your interests are, what you do in your spare time etc.? I think most of us have at some point.

I’ve never much enjoyed talking about myself, I’d much rather hear about other people, but at least I did have a number of things I could talk about! My interesting job which I was passionate about. The worldwide travels I had been on with family, friends and by myself. My enthusiasm for standing up for things that mattered to me and what I believed to be right. Or maybe the latest charity challenge I had taken on, skydiving anyone?! The list goes on. I knew who I was. I don’t say these things to brag, I have come to recognise the privilege I had on many levels to be able to do these things. I tell you this to give a picture of who I was before chronic illness hit.

I find myself in these situations far less now (chronic illness and Covid-19 have a lot to answer for), but on those rare occasions I do, I have nothing to say.

It’s a tumbleweed moment.

Outside of my illness I