So yes, this blog is, technically, all about me, but I focus a lot on my running and fitness, and not necessarily the person behind it all. Today, I’m going the Tuesday Topics to share five words that define yours truly.
I am so proud to call myself “independent.” Seriously. I wasn’t always this way, and it’s something I’ve worked hard to become. While it’s always fun to be with others, I have no problem traveling or going out somewhere on my own. I decided, at some point, I was never going to be held back from doing something I wanted, just because no one else was on board. It’s a mindset that has certainly served me well.
Ask anyone. I’m practically Switzerland. Yes, I’m passionate about things that are important to me, but I pride myself in always trying to see the other side of a situation, and I love differing viewpoints. I don’t always agree with those other perspectives, but I have zero interest in living in an echo chamber.
People are usually pretty surprised to hear this, but I am an introvert, through and through. I love my friends and doing things outside my home, but I was made for alone-time. It’s never hard for me to fill my time with reading or projects around the house, and I don’t need to be surrounded by people or activity.
There’s a shirt that bears the slogan “That sounds like a terrible idea. What time?” I need it hanging in my closet. During my childhood, I would never dare try new things. I was so afraid of embarrassing myself or having someone laugh at me for failing. Now? Nope. Aerial yoga? Sure! Stand up paddle boarding? Sign me up! Yoga at the local brewery? Hold my beer!
Self-compliments don’t come easily to me, but I will give myself “creative.” I love anything I can make: food, cakes, art, photography, party decor… the list goes on. Bringing a bright spot to someone’s day means the world to me, so I embrace the chance to do so through crafts, gifts, and giant charcuterie boards.
What are five words to describe you?