We are all #BoldBrilliantBeautiful: My "I Am" Statement
If you know me, you're very aware that I am late for everything.
Earlier this year, I started following This Heart of Mine Blog on her Bold.Brilliant.Beautiful.You. adventure. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, the jist is this: a group of bloggers have decided to spend 2014 embracing their wants, needs, dreams, and humanity on their blogs.
I was fascinated by these bloggers opening up about who they really are and what drives them... but I was too scared to do it. That is, of course, until I got fed up and decided I needed only real in my life from now on.
So here I go. This is me.
I am a lover. I am not always not a fighter. I am human.
I am a lover of words.
I am a lover of poetry, and a lover of prose. I am a lover of stories.
I am a lover of art.
I am a lover of assemblages, and a lover of found objects. I am a lover of juxtaposition.
I am a lover of music.
I am a lover of lyrics, and a lover of rhythm. I am a lover of songs that get under your skin.
I am a lover of food.
I am adventurous with what I eat and cook. I am healthy, but I am a big fan of dipping things in Nutella when nobody is looking.
I am a lover of family.
I am a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a niece, an auntie and a friend. I am a lover of loving. I am not a lover of the word "girlfriend", but I am one of those, too.
I am one of the guys. I am one of the girls. I am accepting the reality that I can be friends with both.
I am a nerd. I am a geek. I am a little bit of a hipster, and a little bit annoyingly feminist. I am a believer in not embracing labels. I am a big fan of branding, though...
I am tenacious. I am diligent. I am someone you turn to if you want something done, and done right.
I am caring. I am protective. I am always watching the backs of the people I love, ready to go ninja on anyone who messes with them.
I am an excellent sleeper. I am not a morning person. I am a lover of coffee.
I am scatterbrained. I am crafty. I am creative to a fault.
Je suis une personne qui parle le Franglais comme une champion, mais je ne parle pas Français.
I am competent, and I am stubborn. I am capable of "doing it on my own".
I am lucky to be surrounded by people who are equally competent and stubborn. I am better off for accepting their help once in awhile.
I am a grammar geek, and a language nut. I am proud of myself for knowing better than to type "once and awhile" in my previous statement.
I am a smart ass. I am witty and clever (sometimes). I am (sometimes) self-deprecating.
I am not perfect. I am not trying to be.
I am good at making things pretty. I am good at making things make sense. I am tuned into the beauty in things. I am tuned into anything that could possibly go wrong.
I am an excellent overthinker.
I am an odd duck.
I am the only me I know how to be. I am good with that.