Helping. It's who I am with every fiber of my being. Helping students provides me with a sense of purpose and connection. Helping colleagues allows me to grow professionally and build camaraderie. Helping my family and friends is a daily job I serve wholeheartedly. Helping to affect social change for immigrant issues and GLBT politics is a personal passion. A helping verb joins other verbs to indicate tense (a nerdy sidebar for the word).
My various ways of helping others is the ultimate way I help myself become the woman I strive to be.