Who am I?
I am me. No, well, yeah, but there’s more. I go by the name of Gregory Romano, however, I feel this is the most offensive title someone can refer to me as. It conveys no personal relationship, interaction, or friendship.
I prefer nicknames. They give a greater definition of my character because they convey my relationships with others. My friends call me Greg, G-money, Regs. My family….. well if I were to give them all it would be less of a monologue and more of a list filled with ridiculous variations of a name, the three most common might be GEE, G-man, and Gete.
Gete is often delivered as Beep, Bleep, Bleeper, Jeter, and more, but again, if we were to focus on names I respond to, we would not cover much of anything else.
Back to defining me. At this instant in time I can define who I am, unfortunately come tomorrow this question would have been answered differently. I am constantly changing as I am influenced by my friends, family, and society. The most constant definition I can put together for myself are the roles I hold in others lives.
I am a son, a brother, a cousin, a boyfriend, a student, a teacher, a co-worker, unfortunately I can go on all day long, as could anyone else. I am a person.
These are the titles of the different relationships I hold with people, however, there is one in particular I see to be most important. One that is not listed because it is present in all other relationships. A friend.
A friend is someone you can trust, rely on, go to for advice, approach for help, enjoy your time with. One who can put a smile on your face. More often than not a Friend is the most confused form of a relationship. A friend will not betray you or act with the intent to hurt you. This doesn’t mean you cannot disagree with a friend or get into small feuds with friend. A friend is one who acts with compassion, one who seeks to keep the well-being of the other friend.
I spend so much time defining friend because it is one of the things I am most proud of in my life. Oh, yeah. And that I am a hard worker. I would have been sleeping about an hour ago instead of writing this monologue if I wasn’t. To all those who say “well really you aren’t. You shouldn’t have saved the work for last minute anyways.” I just found out this was due tomorrow a few hours ago so BACK OFF. By the way if I cracked a smile on any of your faces it was probably part of my nature. Trying to make everyone around me laugh and eventually befriending them.
Back to the point I know I’m not perfect, I’m no angel, however I feel I try to approach every person I meet, with good intentions. I try my best to make friends.