Who do you believe yourself to be?

I’ve walked through life with an ever evolving concept of myself. At various points, I have subscribed to the tapes played in my mind, as the entirety of who I am. These tapes played so often, that I never noticed that they were that, tapes.

They were not absolutes. They were not facts. It is not a fact that I am ‘matt’. It’s a name given to me and a name I have chosen to keep. It’s a label. And yet, it…