Sunday, August 5, 2012
If You Really Knew Me...
I've seen this fun post floating around so I thought I'd give it a try. I talk about the whole "blog world/real world" thing with my friends a lot, so it's always interesting to get a little more personal in this space. Although I do share a good amount about myself here, Sometimes Sweet is really just a small part of my world and a little slice of my life- I definitely don't put it all out there. So, I thought it would be fun to play along and share a bit more. And you decide to participate, be sure to link me in the comments so I can check out yours too!
If you really knew me...
you'd know that I can at times swear like a sailor. I started this blog when I was teaching, so I always kept this space incredibly PC. As this blog evolved and my audience grew I found that it was important to me to continue that, but in real life I am no stranger to a good curse word, with the f-word being my most favorite. Now as a parent though I have tried to totally cut bad words out of my vocabulary but every now and again one will slip.
you'd know that as much as I try to like it, I just can't get into watching entire sports games. This is odd considering I was heavily involved in sports growing up and also that my entire family are sports fanatics, but I can't do it. I always say, "maybe this year!" although it never seems to happen.
you'd know that in my younger years- in high school and college- I was a party animal, wild child or whatever you want to call it. It's funny to look back on all of my crazy memories, and to also recognize how much things have changed. But if you knew me you'd also know that to this day if you give me a dance floor and some girlfriends, I am the happiest.
you'd know I get kind of stressed out about not responding to every comment on my blog, IG, twitter, etc. I try my best but sometimes before I go to sleep I think about that and I feel really bad. I never want people to think I don't appreciate them stopping by here, or one of my other sites. Maybe that's silly to stress about but it's a frequent thought on my mind.
you'd know how much I LOVE rap and hip hop. Love, love, love.
you'd know that I definitely don't like everyone, but I am a polite person with good manners so I am at least cordial. In the past people have mistaken my niceness as fakeness which would bum me out, but really, I just refuse to be impolite.
you'd know that I have learned more than I ever thought I'd learn from this blog: how to laugh at myself (reading back in my archives even just a couple of years ago can be hilarious), that not everyone will like me and that's okay, how to deal with negativity, how to be more real with myself in a public forum...the list goes on.
you'd know that I one day hope to write a book. It's the biggest personal goal I have for myself and one I don't talk about too often.
you'd know how much I genuinely love life. I know it's beyond annoying to read a blog that is like "YES OMG I LOVE LIFE AND TODAY AND EVERYTHING IN MY WORLD" but I often feel that way and force myself to turn it down a few notches.
you'd know that my favorite thing to do in the entire world is exercise, that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is forbidden in our house (it's my weird, secret weakness), how I could live on Gouda cheese and Cadbury mini eggs, that I don't care very much about shoes and would be happy to wear flip flops every single day, how much I overuse smiley faces and exclamation points when I text, and how much I detest birds- especially crows digging through garbage. It makes me want to dry heave just thinking about it.
How about you?