The Way I See It…
I spend a lot of time analyzing myself and other people to better understand why we act the way we do. I have reached the conclusion that to understand people is to understand that they don’t understand themselves. Nonetheless, my aim is to alter your perception of what is. I think society’s biggest problem is the belief that one person can’t make a difference. I’m here to try to prove one can. This blind ambition has led me to live by the motto: impossible is only an opinion.
I have a tendency to compete with myself as a result of being an only child. I like a wide rimmed glass of pinot noir and a good conversation/argument. I enjoy constructive criticism & occasional failure, recognizing my imperfections & cultivating them as best I can, because failing is often necessary to succeed. I believe fear can be conquered by the inquisitive & analytical mind or by educating yourself until there is nothing left to understand. For if you understand what scares you, the unknown we fear ceases to exist, leaving us with the satisfaction of being one of the enlightened.
I crave knowledge like I do chocolate, purchasing books faster than I read them. Not long ago, I conquered my fear of falling by climbing a Magnolia tree. After nearly an hour of hesitation, I began my nervous ascent into the tree. When I finally reached the top I realized two things: first, you cannot fall if you don’t let go (assuming you select sturdy limbs to hold your weight) and second, it’s a lot harder climbing up than it is to climb down. The saying, ‘It’s the start that stops most people,” was proven true.
I do not believe curiosity killed the cat. Rather, it turned him into a tiger. I believe writing & music are the best medicine, although I sometimes seek solace in the occasional retail therapy. I have a bizarre obsession with purchasing dog clothes, Dior, lingerie, and school supplies. I wear oversized sunglasses so that I may have an air of unassailable mystery. I laugh at everything because there is no reason not to.
I try my best to explore my everyday existence, even if that existence is confined to the SLC (324), and trying to live as Albert Camus prescribed, ‘to the point of tears.’ I find people fascinating and feel privileged to meet and talk with anyone, because when you listen, you’ll find you begin to understand everything and nothing of the world at the same time. I love sunny days and rainy ones, walking in heels, and the unforgettable moments I fall in them. And lastly, I look forward to a time in my life when I can teach my children all the knowledge I have accumulated in this bizarre and beautiful thing called life.