How to introduce just me myself and I
Writing your own bio feels strange. How to write an author biography without sounding like a narcissistic-egocentric-wannabe-somebody desperate for attention? This blog article, just me myself and I, was originally to introduce myself for the About Me Stories on the Medium website. After all, how will your readers know who wrote your wonderful articles if you don’t tell them!
The short version of my story reads like this. I am a contract lawyer by profession. I currently live in Seoul, South Korea, with my husband, two teenage daughters, dogs, and two cats. I stepped out of the legal world a couple of years ago into the literary arena and am now a published author, blogger, and newbie YouTuber.
For those unsatiated by that rather brief introduction, please read on. There is more meat-on-the-bones below if you’d like to connect with me as a regular human being, rather than just a very accomplished celebrity (ahem).
Me; the author who considers herself an artist
I became an author following the advice of Toni Morrison:
“If there is a book that you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”.Toni Morrison
There wasn’t a book that dealt with all the subjects I was interested in. I couldn’t find a book that inspired me but challenged me all the same, a book that could act as a compass when I was feeling lost, a book that could educate, heal and illuminate the mind. So, I decided that I should write such a book myself.
The title of my book is This Is your Quest: Your Mission: To Experience Happiness Along the Way. The book itself is a journey, it guides and coaches the reader to adopt an explorer mindset in their own Quest towards happiness through the trifecta of money, love, and health. The book provides valuable lessons from history, philosophy, and economics.
If you decide to read my book, you will be exposed to concepts, philosophies, and a way of thinking that was perhaps not so obvious before. I see my book as a small beam of light that shines in the distance, a guide for curious and lost souls. I hope it helps them find some clarity, comfort, and the inspiration to become the best version of themselves. This is my wish, and This Is My Quest.
What makes someone an artist?
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”Charles Bukowski
There’s no easy way to define what makes someone an artist, but I enjoy describing myself as one. If you want people to see you as an artist, you must introduce yourself as one, even if you make a living in another way. Artists use their hands and mind to create new things. They appreciate beauty, unstructured activities, and variety. They enjoy interesting and unusual people, sights, textures, and sounds: these unstructured situations and the chance to use my creativity and imagination suit my current state of mind.
I am an artist
I am a creator of ideas.The Artist
Swimming in a sparkling see of imagination,
A magician of sorts,
Turning thoughts of,
Wonderment into pieces of originality,
Each creation showcases,
My own personal journey,
My worries, dreams, and ambitions,
Everything I love and everything I fear,
All that I was yesterday and all that I’ll be tomorrow,
Is neatly contained in my glorious creations,
When you glance over my work, you are catching,
A glimpse of my soul,
For a part of me is each piece I create,
I march to my own beat and wildly dance to my own rhythm,
Passion runs through my veins,
As emotions are fuel for my craft,
Certain pieces I protect and keep to myself,
While others I’ll share with the world,
I am a creative beacon shining my light brightly,
For all the universe to see.
Myself; the blogger and wannabe YouTuber
Blogging is a new passion of mine. It is not always easy to know what to blog about as an author, but blogging gives me a platform to express myself and write about anything I feel like. Things that nourish and educate, a dash of philosophy, plenty of good vibes, and a little je ne sais quoi.
Authors, bloggers, and YouTubers are first and foremost storytellers. There are many ways to learn valuable life lessons that help us become a little smarter and wiser. One method is through trial, error, and personal experience. Another is through storytelling.
A downside of having to learn things firsthand is the suffering that accompanies it. Learning from someone else’s struggle and ordeals is a much less painful way to go get the same benefit. And that’s why storytelling is such an important art. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves, and about others.
Below a few samples of my recent blog articles. Please consume without moderation (and feel free to share them with your friends and family).
- The six most important lessons I learned this year.
- Should you take the path of least resistance?
- Why you should never let a good crisis go to waste.
- My thanksgiving message be like a wild turkey.
- How to gain wisdom? Read some Aesop’s Fables.
- How to find Meaning in Life. The Secret is revealed…
- When Life gives you, lemons make whatever you want
- Want to break social distancing? Feel the power of music
I; the person behind the author, blogger and wannabe YouTuber
I’m a biker girl. I like motorbikes for several reasons, but the key is the oneness I feel between me and the machine. Riding a motorbike makes me happy. There is no mindlessness when ride. I am alert and focused; my inner child is activated. I enjoy the thrill, the vulnerability, the freedom, and the wind blowing through my hair.
Wonder Woman is my favorite superhero movie. The main character is a kick-ass female demigod raised by a tribe of powerful female warriors. These women, or Amazons, display exceptional riding skills, courage and excel in combat and the art of self-defense. Wonder Woman herself symbolizes strength, self-reliance, sisterhood, and mutual support among women.
As a woman and the mother of two teenage daughters, I completely adhere to the principle that women should be self-reliant and that women can be feminine and strong at the same time. The old Barbie Girl stereotype that I grew up with when I was a child didn’t do it for me; it was too narrow, it portrayed women as one-dimensional characters, pretty and accessorized to impress her boyfriend, Ken. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, is a much better role model. I am also a martial artist. I practice Muay Thai several times a week. A woman who displays a multi-dimensional side to her, soft and hard, compassionate and ruthless when necessary. Girls feel empowered, Practice martial art.
I hope this article has helped you see me person through a new, more personal lens. Thank you for taking the time to read about just me myself and I.
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A great read, thank you for sharing!
Thank you Russell for taking the time to read my bio and for your kind words 😊🙏!
A great quote that .. “Learning life lessons through someone else’s struggle!”
Glad to hear this quote in particular resonates with you! It says a lot
You are most welcome! That phrase just struck me as it’s something we often fail to do. We pay lip service to it and see the sense in it but we always seem to think that our situation is unique and we can get through constantly re-inventing the wheel 😉
You are right about this! Our problems and our situation are not unique. People been there and done that before us. The wheel has been invened a long time ago, why re-invent it? Like Tina Turner said you can do it nice 😀or you can do it rough 🙄. Your choice….
Yes, you’ve hit the nail on the head!! 🙂
very encouraging blogger……..auther……….youtuber….keep it up
Will try my best! Thank you for your continuing support 🤗🙏. Much appreciated.