If I do not have a tool, I have been known to use something else to do the job. I often use knives as screwdrivers, chairs as ladders, meat tenderizer as a hammer among many other things. This has been a pet peeve of the people I am doing projects with, because when they have gone off in the search of the proper tool, I have already completed the task with something else. As a grown up, I have learned a bit of patience, and I now have many more proper tools and fewer knives with bent tips, but in a pinch I can makedo…usually.
Speaking of grownups, as time has gone by my level of procrastination has not changed, but I have at least come to understand the reason I do it. As the perfectionist that I am, I fear putting out subpar work and put off the tasks that I am supposed to perform for fear of failing. This is a self fulfilling prophecy however, because I end up rushing the finished product and missing small details. It turns out details are not my strong suit, which by-the-way is not something you want to tell a prospective employer during an interview. It’s also why I don’t usually like my artwork. I can see all the mistakes or things that didn’t turn out how I wanted.
My favorite thing to do in public is people watch. I’m one of those people that can sit in a coffee shop, restaurant, or on a blanket at a festival and amuze myself all day as long if I only have to interact occasionally. I love people, I hate small talk. No, I loathe small talk. It feels like taking the ACTs, when in reality, it’s usually over much sooner. Most of my favorite things are solitary. I love to read, write, paint, cook, and do photography. I also love crafting. I like movies and live music, and many other things. I have several very good friends that understand my need for time to myself, but I still feel the strain to connect with them more.
I love animals, old people, babies, and basically anything breathing large or small including plants. I would do anything for my family and friends within my means. My heart is soft, and I love big, but I also hurt big too. I am an optimist and always think the best in everyone, but I have learned that people don’t always hold the same view. I have a hard time empathizing with people who are always playing the victim. Negativity really sucks the energy out of me. My house would be full of animals if I could afford to feed them. If you know me, then you know that I am often overextended.
I love to create! Be it painting, photography, poetry, cooking or what have you I love it. If I am not able to create something everyday it’s not a great day. If I am focused on what I am doing with my hands then I am at peace with my mind and body. I think a lot, I mean A LOT. I often have trouble turning off my brain, and creating helps give me a break, plus I can feel proud of what I have done and that gives me a boost too. Creativity runs in my family. My maternal grandmother and my father were both artist, but it goes even farther back than that. You could say that it runs in my genes on both sides.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more about me. Tomorrow, I’ll me sharing more of my creations!