After a little bit of discussion, we came up with the phrase
A writer is who I am.
That sounded all good and writer-y. But then it occurred to us that if you really consider yourself a writer, it might make more sense to use a more compact form of the affirmation:
I am a writer.
After all, Strunk and White did advise us in The Elements of Style to omit needless words.
And yet...there seems to be something more definitive about the first sentence, something that makes it better as an affirmation. But I can't put my finger on it. So, here's a poll and a spark for discussion. Even if you don't use affirmations, please feel free to participate. And help me figure out why I prefer option 1, even though option 2 is better English.
Do you use daily affirmations?
Of the two daily affirmations given above, I prefer
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