Day 4's prompt of the Daily Writing Monthly Challenge was Changes State/Transformation.
I struggled with it when I thought about liquids changing to solids. Then I began to think of it a little more literally. I listed all of the states I moved to as a kid, and countries now as an adult.. Then I thought about the transformations I made as I transitioned to each place...
Utah- from egg to womb to human
Washington DC- from west to east; from mormon to baptist/catholic
Virginia- from family to military
North Carolina- from the black kid to the mixed kid
Washington DC- from dependent adolescent to dependent adult
Florida- from bachelors to masters
New York- from student to teacher
South Africa- from teacher to Fulbright
Thailand- from teacher to expat
To change states is my constant
To transform is my norm
To stay still is my achilles heel
I am a master of my field
Changing forms as will
I am a novice at being mindful,
A novice at being still.
Ubuntu: I am who I am because of who we are.
Esther was born in Utah, raised in Durham (Bull City), North Carolina. Over the last 6 years she has lived in 6 cities, 3 states, and 4 countries. She doesn't like traveling or anything...