A question which looks so simple but carries so much weight and sensitivity. A question which at first glance looks like a simple introduction but when it is a question that you are asking yourself, like I am right now, it stops you in your tracks and makes you think. In a sentence how would you describe yourself? Seriously, if you were forced to pick 3 words, what would they be?
Well, for me I got asked that exact question when I was 17/18 years old, as part of my school leavers year book. Back then I had no hesitation; like any of my friends would have described me, the choices were simple. To give you an insight and perhaps a ballpark to guess in, here is one of a hundreds of photos that friends and family would see and say “that’s Heather for you”!
Embarrassing I know! But that really is who I am. Someone who isn’t afraid of looking silly, because I love to laugh and smile and I hope I can share a little bit of that with you. And yes I can hear you screaming at the screen…so what 3 words did I punt for!? Unpredictable, hazardous being. That is who I was and at heart who I still am. And you will quickly begin to realize I didn’t pluck those descriptions out of thin air. You could say that “being” is simply a filler but for me it meant so much more than I realized. I felt different, set aside and misunderstood (by others and what I’d later come to learn, by myself also).
But to this day I couldn’t be any more proud of my description back then. In a school and town where most viewed me as the quiet, astute girl; I dared to stand out and show my wackiness. Those who know me, know that is who I am – absolutely bonkers. So it may seem like a small insignificant, meaningless event to many but to me I stayed true to myself. I didn’t stick to the yearbook cliches or memorable one liners. Although, to me I was being amusing, in my own unique way, my description was a taste of who I have always been. And that is a weird, carefree, crazy girl who is more than somewhat clumsy – 12 broken bones to be exact! But we will get to that later as you will soon find out through this blog. I am anything but normal and that’s how I like it. If anyone says you’re not normal, take it as a compliment – it means you stand out and just stump them by asking what is normal?
This is me and I hope to show you why those words embody me, even now, 3 years later – 21 and blogging for the first time. I decided to blog so I could feel free, be unleashed and just be me.
Thanks for reading and stay bonkers!