Nov 19, 2010

Who Are You?

Was it hard for you filling up that About Me part in Blogger or any bio section in whatever social network site? I know it was for me. At least last year that is. Before I had no problem filling it. Proof? My Facebook bio:
I'm hot then I'm cold
I'm yes then I'm no
I'm in then I'm out
I'm up then I'm down
I'm wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
I fight, I break up
I kiss, I make up
Don't call the Doc .. I'm not bipolar .. I'm just a crazy Libra :p

Yes, it is a Katty Perry song with a twist. No creativity on my side. But it did and do describe me perfectly. I know at least one person that when they hear this song they will go "oh SHIT THAT'S COOKIE". I'd like to note that I made it my bio long before the song was popular!

The thing is, a year after, when I came to write my bio in this blog, I couldn't think of anything I just wrote something I made up of how 1+1 doesn't necessarily equals a 2 and life is much more than what we plan and do. It's something I believe in but it doesn't represent or define me in anyway.

Then came Twitter. And all I had to say about myself is that I'm a wired medical student. That is it. I am JUST a medical student.

I spent months thinking about something else that defines me as a human being but I couldn't find anything else. I was very consumed by medical school. I couldn't see who I was. I even lost parts of me. I lost touch with my old non-medical friends. I was the one to ignore and alienate them. I stopped exercising last year. Thank God I haven't gained any weight. But still exercising was much more to me than just keeping fit. I haven't gone horseback riding in more than 2 YEARS now. And it was one of my favourite things. I recently stopped baking too. And it's really frustrating to stop doing the things you love. I am happy to say that this phase is now over. I haven't got back everything that I have lost but I am back to exercising and have taken up yoga.

And so after months of thinking, the bio on this blog was born. I know that I am more than that. But this is what I'm willing to share. I am more than a medical student after all. And I can finally see it.

And as for my new Twitter bio. It was after my new obsession with football so I had to include it: A medical student, TV-holic, bookholic and I have a thing for footballers' butts and RM ♥
This reminds me I must update the blog's bio. Football consumes me now. xD

P.S: This post was inspired by the awesome Fadiosis tweet:
people in twitter r writing in their bios "medical student"!!! is that all that defines u???? :\ :\


  1. LOL u know i really thought that i angered u and i felt kinda bad for it :P... but i'm glad that i reminded u with all the things u love so not to ignore them in future :D... love every part of u wallahi *hugs*

  2. LOL wallah you didn't. Thanks babe. Love you too *hugs back*

  3. I know just what you mean. I've been wondering about the same thing for the past 1 month. What truly defines me? InshaAllah will come up with a post about it! =)

  4. Say no more! Check my Twitter bio, you'll thank God you're not me. Every website I sign up to asks me to fill up THE most difficult, embarrassing -I'm not embarrassed of myself, I'm just embarrassed that I don't know who I am- and disturbing questions ever! Bio, Who are you?, About..etc.
    And what do I do? I leave them empty, just like that. I had to put some effort on my Twitter bio, though.

  5. In our defence we are young. It's the time to discover and find ourselves. Right?