Often people wonder about someone's personality and why they act like they do or say things they say. Many times, I wonder the same thing about myself. How do my friends portray me? I can be so outspoken at times...almost too much. In other situations, I'm very laid back and I just take things in. I strive to become a better listener. A leader in the Leadership Pensacola class told me last year, "Every time you speak, it's thought out and meaningful. You don't talk just to hear yourself." What a compliment. I never thought that representation would be me. I think I just act differently depending on the circumstance. Around my close friends who I consider family, I'm goofy, myself and I don't hold anything back. I can see where I am in a professional situation that I'm soaking in my surroundings, listening to other leaders and and voicing my opinion when and where it matters.
My blog designer has an "About Me" section...I think we could be long lost relatives based on our personality descriptions. Hers says, "I am bossy. I am stubborn and strong-willed. I am a passionate woman, who is often either hot or cold. I am emotional and often base decisions on said emotions. I love fiercely and strongly, and often fight with the same," posted by Jenn from Munchkin Land Designs.
Here are some of my other favorite movie and television series quotes.
From Are you there Chelsea? - Dee Dee says to Olivia, "You could have more friends but I don't think you want to. I think you have a deeply hell belief that most human beings are stupid." Olivia, "Oh my god, she can see into my soul."
In the Devil Wears Prada Andy is talking to Christian Thompson about working for Miranda.
He says, "Whoa. You'll never survive Miranda. You seem nice, smart. You can't do that job."
If you know me, you know that I can't stand being told I can't do something. I would have reacted the same way as Andy and become the best person to do that job. It would be my new goal, to prove someone wrong.
My friend Cassie (The Pumpkin Patch) posted this on her blog a while back.
Sitting around one of my friends loudly declared while reading Facebook, "everyone knows I don't have a sense of humor. I'm blunt and too the point." (Yep, that was me)
Driving home from work today, I starting thinking about how much I appreciate everyone that I'm close to and trust. I'm thankful for those people everyday and my flaw is that I might not tell them enough. I'm going to push myself to be more appreciate and grateful. I might be fiesty and fierce, but even I need to take a step back and remind myself to so affection.
The friends I have been blessed with in life are all unique. They are all amazing. And are crazy beyond belief! But I can love them for the fact that I understand they are all their own person. No matter how crazy that person that may be, I know she's always standing behind me with a bat if I need it saying "alright, who needs a talking to?"
Just when you think you know everything there is about a friendship, life proves me wrong. For the past couple of weeks I've been in this funk of wanting to just be by myself and be a little bit of a loner. That's highly unusual if you know me. I was even standoffish from my best friend and there was no wrong doing on her part at all. I questioned everything. So, I just took myself out of the social scene.
After a week or so she invited me out for a drink one night. It felt different. I thought the feeling was because I felt needed. I thought she knew I needed her there for me and I still think she knew I was going through something and she could not pin point it. I was right about our "date" being different but for all of the wrong reasons. I'm getting chill bumps now just typing this. She needed me just as much as I needed her. The meeting she called was an announcement. Honestly I don't do well with being surprised and I over analyze so many things that as soon as I walked up and saw my wine glass and her water glass....I knew. I was about to become an unofficial aunt to my best friend's first baby.
Be on the look out folks. My Pinterest board is about to BLOW UP with baby goodies! I called dibs on the baby shower and you know that it is going to be awesome and mainly because of the invention of Pinterest. We've still got 8 months to go!