Or at least, I haven't considered it before.
When I make a list of hobbies and things I like to do, writing never makes an appearance.
When I talk about the things that I am good at, I have never thought to include writing.
But, dammit, I am a good writer! (or should that be "I write well" - ugh - I have never claimed to be an expert grammatically, and probably never will)
And if I don't think of myself as a writer on a daily basis, then I do not practice my craft. I don't work on it. I don't give myself time to write. I see it as something in the background, rather than a central part of who I am.
What I appreciate the most about this whole reverb10 enterprise is the fact that I am discovering so much about myself. I'm letting go of doubts and self-denial and I'm just taking the risk. I'm putting it out there. And it feels so freakin' good to say it!
I am a writer! And I can't wait to see where this realization takes me.