Over the weekend Paul asked me to describe myself in 3 words. Honestly, I was stumped. Do I describe my work ethic? Personality? Character? I couldn’t commit to 3 words. I knew that words like ‘nice’ were out of the question for me. Not only is that nondescript, it’s just not me. I’m not exactly the “nicest” girl in the world. Not saying I’m mean, but I lack that nice quality–the quality that makes one neutral or easy to deal with. I can be annoying / complicated / outspoken / stubborn. Not exactly your “nice” girl. We started talking through some parts of my life that I feel very strongly about to help me hone in on qualities I’d want to highlight about myself if asked to only use 3 words. Many people can draw their own conclusions about me after getting to know me, but sometimes it’s good to be tested about your own character. It kind of makes you think and wonder if there’s anything that should be different or worked on. I’m writing this post as a way to encourage YOU to try this exercise. Here’s what I came up with:
This one is a no-brainer for me. It’s not exactly the most exciting word, but it genuinely applies to me. Everything about my life stems from a creative place. My job as a blogger comes naturally to me because it’s just an extension of who I am as a person: a creative. I love creating–content, donuts, ideas, concepts, photos, my home, events, flower arrangements, etc. It’s my passion, which is why I feel so lucky to call it my full-time job. I get to do what I love daily and that’s truly a blessing. I’m the kind of person who won’t settle for mediocre (post on that here) ever, and being creative has helped me elevate just about everything in my life. Anything my name is attached to (events, dinners, collaborations, jobs, etc.) needs to be something I am proud of. No questions asked. If I’m not proud of it, it’s not good enough.
I consider myself a confident person who is very decisive. I know what I like, I know what I don’t like. I don’t seek validation from others in my decisions. While sometimes that can bite me in the ass (people often get annoyed that I don’t ask for help or want advice / opinions), I find that I know myself the best and can therefore make the best decisions for myself. I know that probably sounds a little naive, but I’m a very thorough and thought-out person. I don’t make rash decisions, but I can quickly decide on what the best thing to do is (for me). I know SO many people who need help deciding every last detail of their life–I’m a good person to have around for people like that because I will give you an answer in .05 seconds. If something is ugly / pretty, smart / dumb, good / bad, I have no issues letting you know (if you ask). I’m definitely not one of those people that pushes their opinions on others–that annoys me SO much about people. If I’m asked, I’m honest. If I’m not, I keep my mouth shut.
While overused, this word resonates with me. Since I was young I would always do out-of-the-box stuff and people always caught on. I went through a phase where it would annoy me because I didn’t want to always be “copied” but I eventually had to get over that when I became a digital influencer (keyword: INFLUENCER…aka my job is to influence people….). Now I love it. Anytime someone tags me in that $6.99 Amazon scarf I bought and turned into a top it gets me all excited. I do believe that my content is original, because I don’t look around at what others are doing and then decide how I should do it. I just do my own thing. And that applies to parts of my life that are not online, too.
Now it’s your turn. What are the 3 words you would use to describe yourself?