I’m linking up today – click the button above to find out more. Throwing the big ones out there, Eden?! Like she says, an easy question but a hard answer. Who the hell are you?
I have asked myself this question often ever since I had Evie. Firstly because since becoming a mum, I start to forget who I am other than ‘Mum’. And secondly because my plans and priorities have change since then.
I’m still in those early stages – the mum of 1 who may have more children and who’s child isn’t yet old enough to be left to their own devices! So planning is hard – when will we have more children? How many will we have? When will I go back to studying? What will my career/work life look like? Will my children go to school or do homeschooling or unschooling? All of these questions mean that long term plans are hard at the moment. And that’s what gives me guidance for ‘who I am’.
But it shouldn’t, should it? Who am I really? Right here, right now?
I’m lying in bed with Evie asleep on my stomach. I’m her mum. I love her more than anyone else I know. I get upset with her more than anyone else I know.
I’m self conscious. I like to be the life of the party. I’m outspoken on things I’m passionate about. I’m an organiser. I fear public speaking.
I like buying things. I don’t like spending money. I like bright clothes. I own mainly dark or plain clothes. I love high heeled shoes. I wear flats every day.
I hate light or noise when I’m trying to sleep. I wear socks to bed. I hate being cold. I used to be a morning person. Not anymore.
I’m allergic to garlic. And I just don’t like it. I even learnt how to say ‘no garlic’ in Chinese. Just in case. I’ll eat almost anything but if you give me a choice I won’t eat olives, tomato, capsicum, mushrooms, eggplant, anchovies, mussels, prawns, oysters, veal, salami or blue vein cheese.
I rarely drink alcohol. I’ve tried weed once which turned out to be basil. I haven’t taken paracetamol in over 6 years. Last time I took it I vomited it up anyway. I like to vomit. I fainted once during a science experiment at Uni.
I’ve lived in Auckland, country Victoria and Adelaide. I’ve been to Beijing, Hong Kong and all around New Zealand. I’ve held a baby cheetah.
I’m half way through my Chiropractic degree. I don’t know if I’ll finish it. I own and run my own Chiropractic Assistant business. I’ve been a waitress, babysitter, carer, receptionist, bra fitter, shop assistant and cleaner.
I like people visiting my house. I’m terrible at interior design. I’m an awful hostess. I’m terrible at keeping my house clean. I’m good at complaining I don’t have enough time to keep it clean. I’m good at going out for pointless outings when my time could be better spent cleaning. I love cleaning and tidying.
I don’t know how to be concise. I have trouble verbalising my thoughts. I feel loved when I can have quality conversations with someone. I love eating out. I don’t like magazines. I like reading books but my tastes vary hugely. I like a good movie. Writing helps me to de-stress.
That’s me. In a large and long nutshell. I still don’t know who I am though. I’d prefer a simple answer…
I am Alexandra.