I asked a couple of my closest friends if they could describe me in any word, what words would they choose? Then I took a minute to reflect on myself. Finally, out of the 1,022,000 words that the english language has to offer, I think I found five that suit me pretty darn well!
This one is a friend-picked word! At first I was like, “Ehhh are you guys sure about that one?” But the more I thought about it, I realized they were right. I am often motivated by my emotions, and tend to surround myself with people who make me feel loved. I have an undeniable love for almost everything that I do, and pour my heart into my work always. Passion is energy! It’s such a power that comes from focusing on the things that excite me!
When others talk or think about Emma Duncan, I hope that kindness is a word that they would pair up right next to my name! I strive to love and show empathy for others! I believe that just being a kind human speaks so many volumes. Which is why I pride myself in my efforts to be kind-hearted!
Sports and competing have always been a huge component in my life. I live for that adrenaline rush when I’m waiting for the sound of the gun, crouched in the blocks, heart pounding, ready to lay it all out there for the 400m dash. I absolutely LIVE for that indescribable feeling when I cut a hard line shot, scoring the game point in the third set of a tight volleyball game. Competing brings me SO much joy in life! I definitely would not be the person I am today without it. In fact, just writing about it makes me smile!
Ahh, I love this one! I thrive on traveling to new places, stepping out of my comfort zone, and chasing all the beautiful and exciting things that life has to offer. There are so many things to do, places to see, and such little time to do it all. I am constantly looking for new adventures and finding the excitement in everyday life!
No, I did not just make up this word. It’s a weird one, but hey it’s kinda fun! An exuberant person is “full of joy” and “has a lot of energy to show it.” I had never even heard of this one, but last year my club volleyball coach used this word to describe me. I think he kinda nailed it. I find myself always trying to look on the bright side of life. I am always telling myself not to get caught up in how I think my life should look like, and just learn to find joy in the story that I'm living in. I think exuberant is a swell fit for me!
These words, along with many others, are all a special part of what makes me who I am. I am forever growing as a student, daughter, friend, teammate, sister, and the list goes on. I am so thankful for my uniqueness and sense of individuality. I hope these five words gave you a little taste of what makes Emma, Emma!
Peace out for now!