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Monday, May 2, 2011

Ten Things

It's taken all day, but this was so worth doing. On a forum I'm part of someone came up with the idea of putting together a list of ten things about ourselves that have nothing to do with our SA. I've taken it on board, and extended it to be 10 things not linked to my SA or the rest of the stuff in my past OR my mental illnesses. And, of course, in keeping with DD's theme, I've tried to keep them positive focused.

1. I love to wear odd socks, but I only like it if they are the same size & style and match in some way (eg, same pattern but different colours). This isn't because I want to stand out, or make a fashion statement, it's because I like variety and I enjoy wearing a coordinated rainbow.

2. Until I was in my early 20s I had never seen a giraffe (except in books/on TV). Seeing my first one made me fall so completely in love with them as a species that they are now my favourite animal beyond a doubt.

3. I love good poetry, it's like a warm sleeping bag I just want to climb inside and breathe in.

4. My higher power is love because I believe it's part of everything.

5. I like to use my imagination to create things, I have a strong streak of creativity that influences most things I do, and one of the ways I use it most is in crafts. I am not overly fussy about my medium but usually play at scrapbooking, card making, jewellery or the making of dream catchers.

6. I am a qualified childcare worker and I did that for five years before I had to leave the industry for a while. Despite everything, it was one of the best parts of my life and I hope to work with children again some day.

7. I have a very active sense of humour and I laugh a lot, generally even (perhaps even especially) when I'm having a hard time.

8. I love fantasy. I might be a grown up but I still believe in magic and faeries and I believe that even though they may not exist now, other so-called fantasy beings probably existed in some form.

9. I love deeply and well, with a lot of loyalty.

10. I like to look at things in a way that's a little out of the ordinary, and I like sharing that with people in the form of poetry or photography. I love taking photographs of unusual angles so much that I am willing to lie down under a bus seat in order to capture the beauty of a piece of broken glass glinting in the sun.

That was a lot harder than I expected, but I'm glad I did it. What are your ten things?

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.



  2. That was really nice! Thank you for sharing it :-)

  3. I LOVED reading this. It's awesome to get to know you better :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this - it's a great idea! Nice to hear more about your uniqueness. :) *hugs* Be well!