This being the first month of posting at Simple Deep Life, I’m going to be doing a few posts about me. Remember, I do best when I can sit over a cup of coffee and chat, uninterrupted. Kids tend to take that quietness away… so I’m sitting here with soft Disney piano music playing while I write.
This should last as long as no one hears the soft melodies of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from my office… then the quiet will be over.
Remember those crazy games of “Two Truths and a Lie” that some of us played in middle school? You had to tell two things about yourself that were true and one thing that was so off-the-wall that it was either a blatant lie (“I’ve eaten a live scorpion!”) or a ridiculous truth that could ONLY be true of YOU (“My distant cousin is married to an oil sheik.”).
Well, this is only slightly going to resemble that. It’s not going to work well if I have to sit around and wait for you to send a message, now is it?
Ok, here goes.
Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me:
I wear a size 11 shoe. Yes. It’s true. I used to have to buy specialty shoes as a kid because they didn’t really MAKE that size back then. I often looked like a clown with my shoes sticking out of those awesome bell-bottoms that came back in style in the 90s.
I love coffee. I’m not one of those obsessive coffee people…I don’t own a grinder and purchase my beans direct from the South American growers. BUT… coffee and I have a special relationship. I tried to switch to tea once. Yeah. That didn’t last long.
I don’t like to wear necklaces. I have one long, fake pearl necklace that came with something… or that I bought in a random moment of fashion weakness… I don’t remember which. When it comes to earrings, the bigger and longer the better. But necklaces… mmm…. Nah.
I am morbidly afraid of swimming in the ocean. I’ll wade in. And I’m not afraid of the sharks. I vividly imagine those little “creatures” (like crabs and sea urchins and other soft, squishy things) moving around just under my feet WAITING for my toes to touch. Ewwww! Can’t. Handle. It. Same goes for lakes and ponds.
I don’t often get jokes. Call me naive. I probably am. Most of the time I just laugh and snort as though I think it’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard. Usually, I’m totally bluffing. I don’t get it. Assume you will have to explain your joke to me. And know that it just won’t be funny then.
I still listen to 90s music. My husband is appalled at this. I love Hanson, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, Aladdin and Lion King soundtracks… this is the music of my youth and it’s my fav. Sorry, husband.
I can’t do fashion. Sure, I’m all about “Simple”... but when it comes to fashion, I just STINK at making it work. It can be “simple” and still be in style… except when it comes to my closet. For real. I’ve pretty much given up and I just wear jeans and tshirts every day. When I go out, my kids always ask why I’m “so” dressed up because I’ve pulled out the one polyester blouse I own to go with the jeans.
Names are my arch nemesis. Faces are unforgettable to me, but names? Why don’t people just wear nametags?! Be forewarned, if we ever get to meet face to face, I might be on my phone typing your name under the picture I secretly snapped of you.
I have fingernails of steel. When I was in high school I used to be able to grow them to near Guinness-record lengths. Still to this day I have to clip my fingernails with toenail clippers. You know, those huge ones that could chop off your entire pinky? It’s dangerous. I live on the edge.
I don’t have many hobbies, but one that I’m really getting into recently is bullet journaling. If you don’t know what that is, aside from Googling it, which I’m sure you’ll do, know that it involves an exorbitantly expensive 5X8 notebook and rainbow pens. But, I chalk it up to a hobby (though it’s more of a glorified planner) and enjoy spending time each day pretending I can doodle more than stick people.
So, there you are. In no particular order, a few random factoids about me. If nothing else, I hope this erases any feeling that I’m someone that has things all together and doesn’t have any quirkiness.
A sweet friend commented to me when she found out I was a Life Coach, “Wow, I could never do that, I just don’t have things ‘together’ enough for a career like that!”.
But, honestly, that’s the beauty of Life Coaching. I don’t have to have the answers, I just have to be prayerfully surrendered to the process of walking with someone through a season of her life and ask good, thought-provoking questions to help her along the way.
I make it a priority to stay in a mentoring relationship or a coaching relationship in my personal life as well! We all need someone to come alongside us and encourage us in the journey. We were never meant to do it alone and no one is able to have all the answers for you. But together, we can seek the Lord and pray through things as you seek to simplify and deepen your walk.
So, let me know some of your own quirkiness! I love to see how God has designed each of us so uniquely. Nothing is wasted in His plans.