To write means to write, a verb, but saying “I am a writer” does not simply carry the action over.
As of now, this is what I think me being a writer means:
To share a piece of me, a thought, an opinion, an idea, with the world. That is an improbable spurt of energy that could have come from me because I am a reserved person. But to be a writer means I am letting the world know I exist and I have things to say. I am not always correct but whatever I say right now holds true of me right now. Ask me again tomorrow, and whatever is true today might not be anymore tomorrow. Writing means I am willing to place my inner monologues out there and let that be heard. So, calling myself a writer and appending that noun to my name and identity means I am ready to set a foot in the world that is, for once, other than my own. It is time I step out and let the world step in. (Yikes!)