Who am I anyway?
I was going to skip Tenacious Tuesday this week but I decided on a who am I poem!
I was reading a poetry book called Helium by Rudy Francisco this morning and felt inspired to tell a little bit about who I think I am. The amazing thing is every person we meet sees us as something different and I am learning that that is O.K. The important thing is who you think you are and if you realize that you never stop learning or evolving.
I was born on January 15th of 1974. That makes me a Capricorn and though I think I am way too fun and spontaneous to be born under the sign of the goat I am stubborn to a fault.
I am 5’9 and I have no idea how much I weigh but I identify as curvy and fabulous.
I think there is no medicine better than laughter.
I am a huge sucker for a guy with great eyes, I call them shipwreck eyes because that is what Ben Caplan says in my favorite song Lovers Waltz and because I can literally drown in the right eyes in the right scenario with the right story.
I have no sense of direction whatsoever but I try to make that fun. I wonder often about the people I have given directions to over the years.
I am too often loud when the occasion calls for quiet, my friends ask if I learned to whisper in a room full of chainsaws.
If you want to see me lose my cool try reading over my shoulder you filthy animal.
Until recently I was hysterically afraid of traffic circles but I am slowly becoming a road warrior.
I was born early and have spent my entire life believing if you are not early you are late, except at work where I happily prefer to make my own hours.
I value red wine, red lipstick and a sexy red dress.
I think people are fascinating. I also LOVE nerds.
I love to talk but I am learning to listen.
Listening is a superpower.
I love my mom and I sometimes snap at her unnecessarily. Her opinion means more to me than anyone else.
She thinks I am insecure. I think I am not. I do like attention though. 😉
I can write a whole book via text and I enjoy contemplative conversations with people I trust.
I think parenting is hard. We always wonder if we are getting it right and there is a delicate balance between allowing our children to spread their wings and experience all the joys of friendship and love while holding space for them during inevitible heartbreak.
I think sex is too often used as a tool and a weapon. I am comfortable talking about sex and comfortable with my sexuality. Sex is not love but it can be a beautiful expression of ourselves.
I believe that everyone crosses our path for a reason and an experience that lasts five minutes can have as much impact on our lives as one that lasts fives years.
I think dancing and general silliness are under rated. Sometimes we just need to say “fuck this shit” and dance it out!
Who are you?