What are your lifestyle specifics that makes who you are?
I never sit still. I am always on the go.
Some people when making small talk will ask me what tv shows I’m currently following, and honestly all I can do is giggle. It’s rare I sit in one place long enough to watch a movie, much less a couple episodes of a tv show.
It’s a bit of a psychological hang up I have—a concern about wasting time. Don’t get me wrong, I can procrastinate with the best of ‘em. But when setting up my to-do list for a day or a week, I ALWAYS get a bit too ambitious with my hopes. And as a result, I do stretch myself a bit thin. Sometimes I surprise myself and get it all done, but oftentimes, I leave a couple things on the table for another day.
So when texting me or emailing me, please don’t think I’m ignoring you if I don’t respond. :) Odds are high that I’m just elsewhere doing 6 1/2 other things at the moment.
I need to do a better job of being a lazy slug. Lol. I think my body would appreciate it!
What do you do for fun?
1) Work in my aquariums. They constantly need attention, and they’re never where I want them to be in terms of maintenance. I love them because no matter how many times I look at my tanks, every time I see something different.
2) Yardwork. (Obviously during the warmer months) Everything I do in my yard is for the birds and the bees....literally. :) My hummingbirds and my butterflies are my babies during the Summer and Fall. Every plant I put in the ground in my yard is aiming to attract them. The rest of the year it’s for the goldfinches, vireos, cardinals, and bluebirds. And the occasional chickadee.
3) Tennis. When I can spare the time, I always sneak away to tennis courts. Although my lower body doesn’t appreciate the beating, tennis is probably the single greatest cardio workout I’ve ever had in my life (besides swimming). And it gives me an excuse to be outside when the weather is nice.
4) Go south. Whether it’s the Florida panhandle or Key West, sometimes I like simply getting away to break up the day-to-day GOGOGO mentality. When I escape to one of these places, I can hide the tablet and phone from myself, and truly disengage and recharge.
What would you like your readers to know about you that is unique and even a bit personal?
I hate cameras!
I'm likely one of the least vain people you'll ever meet. I'm actually my own harshest critic by a large LARGE margin. While most of my friends are lighting up social media daily on snapchat and facebook with an endless pool of selfies, I'm that weird one always responding with text. I take terrible selfies, and no, it's not just a lack of practice. Oftentimes I'll send someone a selfie (IF I send one, I usually fight against it), and then when I show up 30 minutes later, they marvel at how I look like a completely different person.
So don't be offended if I politely duck or decline endless requests for more pics. I'm rather guarded with my terrible selfies. :)
What do you enjoy most about yourself?
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When I was younger I feel I used to be quite volatile emotionally.
Now, I feel I'm a lot more even keel and in better command of my perspective on life.
There are many things in this world you cannot control--but you can control how you respond to them.
I try very hard to stay positive and not get overwhelmed by everything going on in the world around me, I try to be a stabilizing force for those who are a regular part of my life and have me in their lives, and I try to lift up those around me rather than holding them back or dragging them down.
I'm consistent, if nothing else. Why not be the good kind of consistent? :)
If you can't see the silver lining, try looking from a different angle. Anything is possible.