Obviously I'm not doing a good job of keeping up with my New Year's Resolutions.. Fail! But here we go, I am going to finish this challenge!
Blog Challenge Day 15 means that I need to share my earliest memory.
Really ones earliest memory? Its truly impossible to pin point that down because of all the stories your family has told you about you, the embarrassing videos your family decides to whip out when they meet your boyfriend, all the pictures with the stories behind them, and then we have our 'own' memories that are impossible to differentiate between a 'real' memory or a 'told' memory.
So, I have decided to do this Blog Challenge my way. I will not share with you my earliest memory; whether that be 'told' or 'real' or even my favorite memory. Now, this is just as tough a question as any. A favorite memory? Can you think of one? I can. But there are some memories that aren't allowed to be shared... especially on the 'net'. I enjoy getting to know each one of you but I know that most of you don't know me that well. For those of you who do know me. Can you actually say that you 'Know' me? Do you know the many layers of complexity that I entail? Do you really know what I look for in life? If you do, please tell me.
The other night, I was asked to describe myself in one word. Can you describe yourself in a word? Many of them came to mind.. as many are coming to your own mind right now. These are a few that I thought up...
Courageous - trust me, it takes some guts to leave everything you know behind go to a different country, culture, and language without knowing anyone. It takes guts to just follow your dreams and dive in to the pool and hope you are diving at the right end.
Trustworthy - For some reason, people find me to be understanding and open to other peoples feeling and they entail on me their greatest fears, deepest secrets, their most wanted desires, their hopes and dreams as well the skeletons in their closets. I am not complaining about this 'gift' I have. I appreciate it and know that I give people that feeling of trust, which exists in me, and let themselves just be them around me. It's nice because I get to know these people better than most and connect with them on a much deeper level.
Witty - Maybe sometimes too much for my own good. My wit gets me into trouble lots of times. Sometimes my witty comments just splurge out of my mouth without any sort of filtration and some people can get hurt by my remarks when they are clearly, at least to me, meant as a joke.
Smart - But that is too vague. I can be smart in some things but in many things I know I am not knowledgable.. at least not to my likings.
I asked some people what word they thought best described me in a sum. This was my favorite response.
I feel that suits me perfectly.. passionate about things that maybe, many people don't find interesting. I'm passionate about my friends... that's why I'm trustworthy. I'm passionate about my education that's why I can be smart and dumb. I'm passionate about traveling, that's why I left everything and just got the guts and moved thousands of miles away from Home and friends and family. I guess, I am just a passionate person. When I want to do something, I try to give it my all. Failure is not accepted as long as I am concerned and am passionate about 'bettering' myself. I hope there are many of you that fit this description as well; because I feel, if you are not passionate about life... then, Why are you LIVING?