If you really knew me, you would know I'm actually kind of shy. Outside of work, where I can go into another zone and deal with strangers head on, I'm quiet unless I'm around close friends or family. Sometimes people mistake me for a bitch because I don't like looking them in the eye if I don't know them. It's not that I think I'm too good to look at them, it's just that I can't. I don't know. I chalk it up to being shy and that's that. Think what you want, but I assure you I'm a nice person.
If you really knew me, you'd know that I have anxiety issues. No, I'm not a recluse that stays in the house all the time, but I often think of things normal people don't and get a little paranoid. I don't like grocery stores, but I love to cook so I have to go, and I think I'm the only girl who doesn't like malls, but loves to shop. And it gets stranger, I love going to concerts and clubs, and dancing with strangers poses no problem to me. I'm a walking contradiction. I know.
If you really knew me, you'd know it takes me about two hours to settle down at night. I've been known to stay up all night if not forced to go to bed by my boyfriend. I know I worry him, but I think late hours are typical when you're a writer. And not only do I write, sometimes I'll spend hours at night cleaning or laying there with my headphones on because I can't shut my mind off. This stems from my ten hour work day and the fact that I'm a fast paced person and on the go all day, every day. I don't like to be held in one place for too long. And apparently my bed is one of those places...unless I'm moving in it. ;)
If you really knew me, you'd know one of my favorite things is preparing a large meal for friends or family. There is nothing better to me than using the best ingredients and setting out my good dishes for a home cooked meal. I'll make a playlist, set out my ingredients just so and spend hours in the kitchen on a lazy day. One person will text another and by dinner time people will just show up because they know it's going to be good. Those are the kind of nights where I sleep the best, knowing everyone had a great time, great food, and lots of wine.
If you really knew me, you'd know that as much as I complain about the snow, I love living in Michigan. Before we moved here from Texas some fourteen years ago I had never experienced the four seasons. Texas only has one, hot. :D To see the leaves change in the fall and to sit at the beach on Lake Michigan to watch the sunset in the summer, I think West Michigan is one of the most beautiful places anyone could possibly live. One of my favorite things to do is go to Mt. Baldhead State Park in the fall and look out over Saugatuck when all the boats are about to be pulled for the season, and see all the leaves. I'm a total fall nut. If you are one too, then you know exactly what I mean - candles and farmer's markets and cider...oh my. LOL.
Here are some pictures of the area:
Okay, last one! If you really knew me, you'd know much I love to dance. From an early age I went to classes for ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop...you name it and I did it. My mom claims she threw me in class to get my 'yayas' out, but I don't think she realized how much I'd love it. All throughout high school and even college, until I sustained a knee injury that tore me up a bit, I danced my heart out. There was nothing better to me than stretching out my muscles and moving to a beat, sometimes of my own making, to expend my energy. I also think dance has made me a more passionate and observant person. It's something you live and breathe and become a part of. Before I started writing I didn't think I'd ever have a passion like it in the world. But thankfully I found something to compensate what I had to leave behind. Not all of it, though, because you can bet your ass I still have dance parties around the house and shake it at the club. ;)
What about you guys? Tell me something about yourself that makes you unique or something you love or hate. Hugs. Love you guys!