I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late in the game for this whole “things I’m afriad to tell you,” but I’ve loved reading the stories of other bloggers and thought I’d join in. There is a gigantic list over on Creature Comforts of others doing the same! Although it’s always scary to do things like this, it sure does feel good. Here it goes:
01. I’m a shy and modest midwestern girl on the outside, through and through. Although nobody would realize it, I get nervous in new social situations. I can carry on a conversation and interact just fine, but I’m much more comfortable with the people close to me. Once that outer layer sheds, out comes the weird + quirky girl who likes speaking in accents and car dancing to dub-step.
02. I can count the friends I trust on one hand.
03. To expand on the whole friend thing, I’m also pretty lax on keeping in touch. Because I work a lot and don’t live near all my friends, it’s difficult for me to keep in touch on a regular basis. I never purposefully stay silent … I just forget to check in from time to time. Although that sounds bad, my good friends and I pick up right where we left off each and every time. That’s the beauty of it. I know they’re always there.
04 I’m okay with that fact that I’m a workaholic. I have big dreams and know that I need to work hard to get there. Although this means some late nights and major concentration on my part, I know it will be worth it in the end and things will even out.
05. I have a heavy heart. I’m known as the “sensitive” one in my family. I have a hard time telling whether someone is being sarcastic or not, tend to put others before myself, and overanalyze things. My profession requires many critiques, so it’s taken a lot of time and strength to learn how to become less sensitive in the many situations that arise. Although it’s hard, I’m getting there. Patience patience.
06. I’ve been taken advantage of in the past. Although I’m a friendly person online and in real life, I get anxious that things like this will happen again. Luckily, I’ve gotten a lot stronger with age and have learned when to say “no” and stick up for myself, but there will always be a little struggle inside.
07. Like Amanda mentioned in her own post, I’m afraid of telling people on the interwebs my age. I’m younger than almost all people in my position as a freelance designer. Because of this, I fear that I won’t be taken seriously or skipped over just because I’m young. I know I have a lot of room to learn and grow, but I am where I am because of hard work and dedication. I hope that people think about the quality and aesthetic of my work first and foremost.