Day 31. I’ve been at this for a month. Can’t believe it, actually. Yes, there have been days when I’ve woken up, groaned and thought: “Oh, I don’t have time to think of an idea and write a blog today.” And then, miraculously, an idea pops into my head and next thing you know, it’s done. For another day. Sometimes, several ideas pop into my head and I write notes on them (so I won’t forget) and store them away, like a squirrel saving nuts for the winter.
The bottom line is, I’m having a blast. And the month has flown by. Really.
As part of my wow-it’s-been-30-days-and-counting celebration, I decided I’d re-read all my stories. One after another, as if I was reading a book. It took quite a while. About two thirds of the way through I realized, because so many of them are about my own personal experiences and memories, likes and dislikes, I’m revealing myself to myself. I’m becoming aware of aspects of me I wasn’t all that conscious of before. It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing your soul reflected back at you. It’s interesting. Enlightening. And a bit weird.
So what have I discovered? Well, I can’t be described in just one word, I’m complex. There are a lot of layers to me; and the more you peel away, the more is revealed: I’m observant. Sensitive. Emotional. Kind. Serious. Cynical. Compassionate. Loving. Appreciative. Demanding. Giving. Creative. Tolerant. Intolerant. Introspective. Outgoing. Friendly. Bold. A loner. Inquisitive. Adventurous. Affectionate. Honest. Spiritual. Aesthetical. Independent. Liberal. Patient. Impatient. Superstitious. Open. Passionate. Loyal. Indulgent. Sincere. Judgemental. Self aware. And that’s just for starters. Just kidding!!!
All that from thirty blog posts? Well, yeah.
But my most significant discovery is this: When you look at the list of characteristics that define me, they’re pretty much the same characteristics that define each Continue reading