I’ve written before about how I’m perceived by different groups of friends (see Who Am I?). Some see me as quiet and a little reserved. Those who know me better and for longer see me as a bit gobby and as following my own path. I think the reason for this is probably because I have lots of different interests and, consequently, lots of different groups of friends. From writing to gardening, from archaeology to sewing (my latest love), from boozey nights out to alcohol free nights in; my life is busy, varied and certainly not dull.
I’ve always been one to throw myself into new experiences and challenges. I’m a firm believer in that we only get one shot at this thing called life and I don’t want to reach the end of mine with a long list of ‘what ifs?’ That’s why, last week I raved it up watching The Prodigy and this weekend I’m off to the theatre to see a Frozen Sing-Along (with my daughters of course). There’s no wonder people see me in different ways!
So, who is the real me? Am I the dirty, banging baseline loving Old Skool raver or the massive Disney fan? Am I the peace-making diplomat or the ‘you’ve crossed the line so run for the hills’ mouthy woman? C
an I really love baking and sewing and be a feminist? Of course I can. I and we all can all be anyone we want.
We should never allow ourselves, or others, to pigeon hole what we are or what we do. If you really want to do something, then go for it (providing it’s legal & morally sound obvs). Don’t ever worry about it not being cool or intellectual. There’s no better feeling then seeing the look of shock on someone’s face when they thought they had you sussed and then realise they don’t know you at all. Be a chameleon. Chameleons rock!