When I read a blog, I imagine what the author is like based on what I know about them; their words and pictures. But of course, blogs don’t tell everything about a person. In fact they tell you very little. So today I thought I would share a few things about myself that you probably don’t know:
I talk to myself – quite often. Sometimes I’m imagining a conversation, while at other times I am sorting out something in my head. Country Boy often catches me in conversation and laughs at me. I maintain that when I start surprising myself with my answers, then I will worry.
I’m naturally introverted. I hate meeting lots of new people at once. Going into a room full of strangers is hard work. I’m better than I used to be, but I would never say I am excited to meet new people. Moving here was hard because I didn’t know many people at all. A common misconception is that because I’m a teacher, I’m outgoing, and wouldn’t get stressed about public speaking – this is not true!
I’m not always happy-go-lucky. Life is not all rainbows and unicorns. I know that I am super lucky to be where I am. I have a great husband, and great kids. I put on a good show. I doesn’t mean that life is always great though. Sometimes life is just tough. Whether it be a situation at work, or just feeling overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility that I carry, or being tired and frustrated with the kids. It can get to me. Yes I’m good at coping, and yes I put my head down and keep ploughing on, but that doesn’t get rid of the fact that it is hard! And sometime I snap and get cranky! I wish I didn’t, but I’m telling truths today!
I like to be punctual. In fact I consider it rude to be late without either phoning ahead or having a good reason (ie flat tire/ medical emergency). If you have told someone that you will be somewhere, then don’t turn up or let them know you will be late in advance, you are basically saying to them “I am more important than you, so you can just wait until I am ready”. Of course things popup unexpectedly, but have the courtesy to call ahead if you will be late… Just sayin’!
I buy the same lunch everyday. That is right – Every. Single. Day. In fact the staff at work have a running joke about my gourmet chicken rolls. The school canteen makes them fresh daily, they are full of salad, and tasty. In a life which is full of decisions about food and cooking food, this is one less! In holidays, I stand at the fridge and wonder what to have before making vegemite toast.
I’m not an outdoorsy type of person. I guess with the whole farm thing going on, a lot of people think I would be a lover of the great outdoors. I am coming around slowly, but I still love to curl up with a book, or make something much more than playing around outdoors. Having said that, in Spring and Autumn, when the weather is gorgeous, I love taking the camera out to snap some pictures.
I don’t watch the news or current affairs on tv. I’m not naive. I know that there is a lot of bad/ scary/ horrific things happening in the world. The 24 hour news cycle makes sure that it is all delivered to us almost as it happens. It’s just that I don’t want those things in my head all the time (and I don’t want my kids to have to see them either). It is too easy to loose faith in humanity, and forget that there are lots of good things happening in the world too. After all good news isn’t really news at all any more. Instead I listen to the radio on the way to work, and read the news online.
So there you go: seven things you didn’t know. Of course there is lots more you don’t know about me, but I will keep that for another time!