Have you ever taken the Meyers Briggs personality test? Well, as a touchy-feely social worker type I have. Many times. And try as I might on that silly test I never seem to end up with the personality I want.
I’d like to be soft spoken yet hard-as-nails. I’d like to be the kind of person who doesn’t get sick to her stomach in times of conflict, the kind who can speak her mind and defend her beliefs. I’d like to tell you that I’m super easy going and that I see things only with a level, unemotional mind.
However, that is not me.
I’m a weird mix of introvert and extrovert, private and open book. I like being the center of attention…until I don’t. I love meeting new people but there are times I hang onto the fringes of conversation until I fall into the abyss of awkwardness and insecurity.
I have very few skills but among them are: making an excellent pot of coffee, pointing out my own flaws, attracting strays (people and animals), and making up fake country songs (I have three fake albums already).
You see why crafting an effective resume might be a bit of an issue for me, right? Although I suppose I could be a self-depricating 1960s-era secretary in Nashville.
My blog, My 3 Little Birds, explores one dimension of my personality: the contemplative, introspective side. I love writing about all of the lessons I’m learning as a mother and helping others know they’re not alone. With notable exceptions, however, I use my writing voice on My 3 Little Birds– which is markedly different from the voice I use in my life.
What I’m saying is that I’m a walking contradiction. And that’s ok.
Have I piqued your interest? Here are 15 things you probably don’t already know about me.
If you want I can brew us some of that coffee and we can talk more about it…as long as you’re willing to sing backup for me when we take my fake country album on the road.
Cowgirl catsuit optional.
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.