Athlete or writer?

The Green Study

I’ve finally recovered from an injury called “turf toe”, a common injury for athletes who quickly change directions, jump and push off of rigid surfaces, like football players and martial artists.  I did it while sparring in taekwondo with a large and formidable opponent, an unmoving wall of Axe deodorant and teenage defiance.

Thinking of myself as an athlete feels only slightly less pretentious than calling myself a writer. If who we are is what we do, then perhaps both appellations apply, but sketchily. I’ve only begun to get a little more comfortable with writer, since it is so often interrupted by other titles: chauffeur, accountant, nurse, volunteer and the “what’s for lunch?” lady.

It is human nature to label and compartmentalize – especially one’s self.  Enlightened and self-actualized people may live as an integrated whole and never question themselves by label. I am not far enough along…

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About Rebecca Anderson

"My most important problem was destroying the lines of demarcation that separate what seems real from what seems fantastic" -Gabriel Garcia Marquez * My name is Becca and I love to write, which is why I created this blog. I love my family and I have a twin brother named Eric and the cutest Golden retriever puppy in the world! I was born and raised in New York and I'm not afraid to explore, whether it be the globe or a book. I hope one day to be a journalist because that is my passion in life! Don't hesitate to comment!
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