I am hoping that after your thrilling read of why I chose lightning, your curiosity about me has been piqued! I want to get to know you better, and I want you to think of me as more than a blue hued screen. So here are 10 things that you might want to know about me!
I am emotional:
Yes, I am that girl you hear about who cries when there are sad/happy scenes in TV shows, and no I’m not ashamed. I cried (more than once) during the last 3 episodes of The Office. This is something about myself that I used to see as a weakness. Slowly, it became something I consider a strength. I know that I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I’m actually really happy about that! I’ve always appreciated those who could be emotional, because it showed that they could be real, and human. It takes a lot of strength to allow yourself to be vulnerable to those around you. Being able to express emotion is a step towards being better able to communicate what you need or want out of a situation or life in general! There is a lot of respect from me towards people who aren’t afraid to show and experience life and all of the emotions that come with it.
I am extroverted:
Being around other people really fires me up! I tend to enjoy a jam-packed schedule that has me bouncing from one place to another. Hanging out at events, with friends, or even with a family member or 2, makes me feel happy and energetic! My house is somewhere to sleep, rather than somewhere I actually spend time. This can be a tough thing to balance when some of your relationships are with introverted people. What fuels one, tends to drain the other. Sometimes I have to be reminded that while I may like to be busy the entire weekend, or stay up until 4 am talking about life, others may not necessarily enjoy that… I’m catching on!
This is one of the most important things that my dad ever has or will teach me. Being able to reflect on yourself and your own actions is a key part of life. It is something that will forever allow you to grow and better yourself. Being able to self-reflect taught me to be independent, and not to count on others for things like solving my problems or making me happy. It’s really difficult to look at yourself in an objective way, and to not dislike all of your flaws! Eventually, I realized that being able to self-reflect shouldn’t make you sad about yourself, where you’re constantly putting yourself down. It should make you realize who it is you truly want to be, and help you set goals for how to get there. It should help you celebrate your own strengths!
I am trusting:
I don’t just give out 2nd and 3rd chances, for some reason I tend to give out 100 chances. You have no idea the number of times and situations my parents said, “Are you sure about _______?” I had to learn my lessons the hard way because of this. I had to learn that by always trusting people, you can be left pretty hurt. This trust to a certain level I think, says a lot about my character though. It used to show how naive I could be, but through the power of self-reflection (see!), I was able to morph that trust from being naive, to being able to see the good in those around me. Even now, there are times where I get burned for trusting someone more than I should. At least I know that I gave them the benefit of the doubt, and never let them burn me again.
I am creative:
I love making things, and I am incredibly hands on. When I am feeling inspired, I want to get my hands dirty. There is an intense love that I have for creating, whether that is drawing, painting, photographing, writing, sewing, or gluing things together. There is just something that is so deeply satisfying to me, about making something from nothing! Starting from scratch, and building something is beautiful. It’s like an extension of you, something you were able to dream up. Knowing that your own mind, vision, and hard work could create something beautiful or practical or awesome is truly amazing!
I am always late:
This is my absolute worst habit and the one thing I am always trying to work on (to no avail, really). My boyfriend and some of my friends have talked many times in front of me – or directly to me – about telling me that plans start earlier than they actually do so that I will actually show up on time. I’ve tried lots of different tricks to try and arrive earlier. Planning to leave 10 minutes earlier than I actually have to, to be there on time, or setting my clocks 5 minutes fast. At this point, I really have just accepted that this is just who I am as a person. Maybe though, if I keep trying to work at it, I will be on time one day (anyone who knows me personally is somewhere between laughing and rolling their eyes).
I am empathetic:
I feel for everyone, all the time. If you’re happy, I’d love to jump for joy with you! If you’re sad, I will bring over some Ben & Jerry’s and we can cry together. When you’re frustrated and mad, we can yell and burn some exes stuff. Being empathetic is a huge part of what makes me, me. Somehow I soak up all of the emotions around me, and I feel everything so strongly. I love being able to connect and be personal with people, and always trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes. I think that really came from traveling and finding what makes me passionate. Traveling truly made me realize just how much I care about other people!
I try to make others happy:
Because I care so much for others, I am always trying to cheer people up or make them happy! One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to learn though is how to balance the happiness of those around you, with your own. It is still something that I often struggle with, but nowhere near to the same extent. It makes me sad, when others feel lonely, or upset, or discluded, or undervalued. Because of that, I am always trying my very hardest to spread the love, and often times, not everyone always deserves to have me put their feelings above my own.
I am honest:
I am a terrible liar. Even little white lies make me embarrassed and nervous, and I start smiling and laughing. People can see right through me, I have no poker face, and it’s impossible for me to play cheat. That’s okay though, I’d rather lose a couple of card games than never be able to keep my story straight 🙂
I love adventure:
This is something that is extremely important to me. I am not even that old, and I find that I’ve already started getting sucked into the adult world. I don’t even have that many adult things I have to do, but it’s hard to try and make time for fun and spontaneous things. When I am old, I want to tell my grandchildren about the amazing things that I did, because I sure as hell won’t remember every time I went grocery shopping or watched a sitcom. When I eventually look back on my life, I want to remember how beautiful and fun it was, and how happy it made me! Now I’m daydreaming of all the places I’ll go…
I would love to get to know you guys better as well! What are some things you want me to know about you? Please leave me a comment below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!