Which quality best describes your life–exciting, organised, dull, etc? How would someone else describe it (like your children, a high school friend, random person on the street)?
This is one tough question…. I tend to be a private person in many respects. Only my few close freinds really know the inner me. So let me take a step back and see if I can describe me in an observer’s eyes.
On the first glance, I bet I look happy and bubbly. I get the whole “bubbly” description a lot. I am petite, long blond curly hair and I tend to joke around a lot. I love having fun with my kids, so people will often see me chasing them around the playground, without a care in the world.
They would see an environmentally conscious person, one who cares deeply about our Earth. They would see the joy I get from being outside, either playing or working in my yard.
They would see a person who looks much younger than she is. Most people guess me to be ablout 10 years younger than I am. They see someone who dresses in junior’s fashions, and seemingly full of energy.
And that is the part that I hide so well. I have so many cares and worries and so much confusion and instability in my life. Hubby has been on disability for two years and things are no better. The exhaustion I feel so deeply inside is kept away. The dark clouds are tucked inside of me. Very few people know of them and if they do, they seem amazed how “strong” I am.
Hah. I wish I was half as strong, half as happy, and half as energetic as I appear to be.