Earlier this week, Kat over at Corporette asked an interesting questions: Would is more important a higher salary or a better title?
Lord knows, D.C. is a city obsessed with titles. Whether you are a Junior Lobbyist, an LC/LA or the Acting Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for the Navy, the title on your business cards matters.
Personally, I loved being a Hill Staffer. I am not nearly as enamored with my current title of Federal Liaison, which is just a fancy way of saying Lobbyist. Blech.
But outside of the work environment, we also define ourselves using labels and titles. I am a Westerner, a fashion blogger, a former beauty queen, a Bronco Fan, a big sister, etc.
You ask me who I am and I define myself by my location, my accomplishments, my relationships and my deeds. And this got me thinking about today’s question for discussion: What title is most important to you?
Perhaps for this exercise, we could accept that titles like Mother and Wife need not apply. Not because those titles are not important, but because they are of such monumental importance that nothing else can compare. I’m much more curious about other pseudo-honorifics whether they be Marathon Runner, Southerner, Virginia Tech Alum, Olympic Gold Medalist, etc.
Basically, I want to know what one title/label you think of first or are most proud of being.