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Monday, March 3, 2014

ME...Interesting? Five Things about Myself I Think are Cool.

The Bedhead Twins!
I am not a "own horn tooter". In fact I think I spend most of my time (like millions of women) focusing on my weaknesses instead of investing in my strengths.   I'm addicted to self criticism and I am seriously trying to change that.   As they say, the first step to recovery is acknowledgement so I guess I am on my way to change.

Part of my "stop trippin'" strategy is to spend more time investing and celebrating my strengths, so this month I signed up to participate in the  BlogHer NaBloPoMo.  I have to post on my blog everyday.  For some, that's not so hard.  For me it is almost a Herculean feat.  I suffer from chronic perfectionism (some might say OCD) which makes it hard to complete these type challenges.  I can't spend 6 hours everyday on a 600 word blog post. So I end up aborting my progress out of sheer exhaustion.

See, I am doing it again.  Bringing up those dang weaknesses.

To make things easier, I decided to follow the NaBloPo daily prompts.  I am finding I do better with assignments these days.  So today, my task is to share 5 interesting things about myself.

1.  I am an introvert. Not that interesting?  Well I am an introverts who's greatest talents are seriously extroverted.  I am an singer and speaker.  I love both, and I must say I do them really well.

2. The most fun I had in college was when my best friend and I lived in a Frat house over the summer with three guys.  One we called Randy, the other was The Ninja and the third was the Rhysdorph.  I will kill my daughter twice if I ever caught her doing such a foolish thing.  But I was a lucky girl to have such great and protective guy friends.

3. God told me I was going to marry my husband.   Listen, I'm not talking about I got a premonition, or a significant gut feeling.  He had recently broken up with his girlfriend and as he was telling me how disinterested he as in dating I heard a voice say, "This is the man you are going to marry."  I went home and cried because either I was nuts or it was true.  Either way I was scared to death.   That was 20 years ago.  By the way, it was YEARS before I told him.

4.  Two years ago I checked myself into a hospital for severe depression.  It completely changed my life for the better.  I ended up having..gulp...fun.  Leave it to me to become one of those kids who sit in the back of the class desperately trying not to snicker.  My counterparts were a sweet girl who was arrested for beating up her boyfriend, and a bi-polar film maker who in his slight mania made the most hysterically inappropriate comments.  I was horrified when they told me I could go home.  I stayed an extra day.

5. Although I miss having straight hair sometimes, I am happy because the world has finally caught up to my love of my wild crazy natural hair!   When I was in college with these locks I was pretty much the subject of ridicule.

There.  I completed my assignment in less than an hour.  Forgive any typos or grammatical issues, to combat my perfectionism (OCD) I am just suppose to write without re-reading or writing.




10 comments:

  1. Im interrsted in hearing more about you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Vanessa!! Although you have heard a lot about me already!!

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    1. Thanks Melanie!! Nice to meet you as well!

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  3. We could literally be twins. Found you through the March BlogHer Challenge. I completely understand everything you wrote. It's been seven long months since I've blogged because of paralyzing perfectionism. That ended today! :-)

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    1. Gabrielle,

      Isn't it crazy?!? Yuck. Maybe we can keep each other accountable!! SMILE. It's amazing how hard it is for me not go over my blogs ad nausea (and other stuff as well). It's really not healthy...or productive. Thanks for visiting. Let me know what your blog is and I will stop by!

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  4. This really spoke to me as I understand the OCD. It has inspired me to write on my own blog without the need for perfection. I have been searching for some time as to my purpose and gift of writing...mainly because I didn't see myself as writing for a living to earn money and when asked to write as a service I sometimes cringe because of the pressure. I finally got it recently that my primary reason for writing was to share my life experiences - Extending Grace. Thanks for your work!

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    1. I get it. I am the same way. I don't freelance right now because it's just too nerve-wracking. But who knows, maybe someday. I had to come to the realization that I am still a writer even if I never get a book published or have some huge internet following. Thank you so much. I look forward to reading more of you as well.

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  5. I love my friend...she's such a multi-faceted soul!

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