Someone recently asked me what I am like, and answering her question has led me on a journey. I learned that the answer is fluid, always evolving. What I am like is important to me. I am learning that I need to tend it, protect it, and grow it.
Last week, I was unexpectedly offered a rare and tempting opportunity. (More about that in a second…)
I get naked in my blog sometimes. I let you see me. I do that so you will know who I am, and because I believe that vulnerability is powerful. I also like to start conversations with folks who identify with my stories. I am reminding you of this, because the opportunity that I was unexpectedly offered was something that both tempted me and made me feel like I should keep it a secret.
I was briefly caught between curiosity and shame, and then I heard the whispered question, “What are you like?” Although part of me was up for this unnamed adventure, I felt a clicking back into place, as I said no.
I am not telling this time. I am keeping the details in the vault. I am good at keeping other people’s secrets, and this time I am keeping my own.
I do intend to make some changes to what I am like. Some of the changes involve little things. For example, I want to be a person with a neat and clean car. I have already cleaned out the things that used to live in the big box on my back seat. (Full disclosure: although most things got thrown out or put away in permanent homes, some things moved into the trunk where they will be out of my sight, at least for now.) I am a work in progress…
So, what am I like?
I am a childlike old soul. I am passionate, determined and sometimes derailed. I am thoughtful, outspoken, gentle and thin-skinned. I am an active listening, pile generating, cat owned deep thinker. I am a communicator, an emotionally complex dreamer, and a very good friend.
What are you like?
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