Monday, October 3, 2011

Five Things I Wish More People Knew About Me

It occurred to me recently that I don’t write a lot of posts about me. I write a lot about what’s going on in my life and how it affects my eating habits, but that doesn’t exactly provide real depth into the inner workings of Sarah. Quite a while ago, Emmie of Skinny Emmie wrote a five things post that inspired me to start my own five things post.  It’s been sitting in my list of drafts since then because I haven’t had the time to sit down and write a truly insightful post. As I’m currently stuck on an airplane for six hours, I’ve come into some time to write a post with as much thought as this topic deserves.

  • I’m a loner, but I’m not shy. My mom’s a loner too -- I think it must be genetic. I keep to myself and most of my extracurricular pursuits are solitary in nature. Social interaction has always felt like work to me because I prefer to process all of the external information before speaking. This makes larger groups of people cause me to feel like I’m in sensory overload and generally results in me avoiding large gatherings.  It does not mean that I’m afraid to be in those situations, it’s just that I prefer not to because it is so mentally taxing for me.
  • I’m pragmatic. I apply a “Do I need it or do I just want it?” philosophy to almost every one of my decisions. That philosophy is exactly what helped me pay off all of my student loans before my 27th birthday.  My pragmatic nature has also helped me understand that I can’t always forgo the things that I want. A Spartan I am not -- a little indulgence every now and again makes life brighter.
  • I love whimsy.  Why else would I have a ducky themed bathroom? Whimsical things make me smile because they make me feel like a child again. I love the innocent, untainted sense of wonder things it inspires in me.  I also think staying young at heart helps keep you feeling mentally younger.  
  • Ever since graduating college, I get nostalgic during back-to-school season. This year I stopped by Staples and it hit me hard.  I came to the realization that I had short-changed myself in college. I let myself believe that I wasn't smart enough and I allowed myself to give up too easily.  I let my lack of self-esteem and confidence rule those years of my life and it makes me mildly regretful. 
  • I have too many unfinished personal projects. I get really excited to start something then I eventually lose interest and it falls to the wayside. I have so many unfinished knitting projects just sitting around that whenever I want to start a new one I feel guilty leaving the unfinished ones incomplete. I've also got personal trainer materials that I've not finished studying. 
What's something about yourself that you wish more people knew? Let me know in a comment down below! :)