January 22, 2014

The Perception of Me

Nadine wrote this post about your online persona and it got me thinking about my blog and how I portray myself.  Everything I write about is me.  I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, but you obviously don't see the whole picture when you're reading words that I'm writing.

As much as I don't love the idea, the perception that other people have is very much a part of who you are.  I write about things I love, things I'm proud of and things that make me happy.  Every once in a while, I touch on things that are difficult for me.  What would happen if we met face to face?  Would I be what you anticipated or would I be totally different than you thought?

This got me thinking about what my inner circle of people (my husband, family, dogs, etc...) would tell you about me.  That might give you a better idea of the real me.

My mom & dad would tell you that I am:
- loud and really talkative.
- a decent athlete, never the worst and never the best.
- cleaner than my brother.
- a good judge of people.
- not the best driver.  I ran into their house when I had my permit - oops.
- super girl.

My husband would tell you that I am:
- not the most organized person, even though I'm trying to be better.
- always overly concerned about first impressions.
- in love with Jimmy Fallon, Andy Cohen & Neil Patrick Harris.
- the worst singer in the world, but at least I give it my all.
- the kind of person that jumps out of bed each morning with a big smile that annoys everyone in the room.
- a super hero.

My dogs would tell you that I am:
- weird.
- stingy with treats.
- overwhelming.
- weird.
- super embarrassing.

My boss would tell you that I am:
- a tad bit stubborn.
- one of those people that likes to do it myself instead of teach other people.
- a control freak.
- not afraid to speak up when I have the answer or an idea.
- a person that believes everything needs a strategy and we won't be successful when we just "wing it."

no work pictures, so here is Andy Cohen
My best friends would tell you that I am:
- obsessed with the song Man in the Mirror.
- never the most stylish person in the group.
- always up for a game night... ok fine, and I'm a little competitive.
- always up for a drink.
- a planner and I do not like big surprises... (read: control freak)
- classy.

So, there you have it.  A little more of me exposed.  Maybe someday, I will actually have those people write down what they'd tell you about me.  Until then, you'll just have to trust me.


  1. omg this is such a great post! would you mind if i stole the idea for a post of my own one day?

    and i think you must work for the same boss as me because those are the exact things he would say about me. he would also add in "bitch, angry and doesn't like humans" as other descriptive things about me haha!

    Vodka and Soda

  2. Ha, I love this! I'm sure my pups would say pretty much the same about me ;)

  3. Such an awesome take on your online persona! Love it. I may or may not want to borrow this idea from you :)

  4. I love this view from all angles! And I especially love that pic of you with Andy Cohen!

  5. I like the way you did this. And Man in the Mirror is a totally underrated song, good choice!

  6. Fantastic post!! Oh gosh, what would Steve say about me?!?! HAHAHA

    Man In The Mirror is one of the best songs. EVER.

  7. Not stylish?!?! You TOTALLY rock that super girl outfit!! :)

    So cool you got to meet Andy Cohen! I always keep an eye out for him when I fly into St. Louis to see family hoping to run into him! Ha!

    Fun post!

  8. I love how you interpreted this and made it your own! Everyone knows a slightly different version of us, because each of our relationships are so unique. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I wonder what people must think of me based on what I post online... Probably that I'm a hermit who does nothing but eat burritos and cake. I might need to do something about that ;-)

  10. I love this idea!

    All the people in our lives see a different side of us. I love how multi-faceted we are and how you can know someone forever and never know everything about them.

  11. Ok i disagree with the pups logic. I think they think you are the best mom who totally "gets" them -- Lola's littleman snydrome and Quincey's puppy spurts for 20 mins a day, haha... for a start. ;) (I miss them.)

    Also, I would add that not only are you obsessed with Man in the Mirror but you are a fantastic dancer to that song as well. ;)

    ps - according to my countdown, 120 days and 1 hour and 18 minutes.

  12. Oh my goodness you as a little Superwoman is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! That's a game face right there! hahaha

  13. Aw. I love this post! I think you should get all those people to write a list about you. Even the dogs!

  14. Can we get together for a game night, a drink and then we'll karaoke man in the mirror together as a duet?! I'm MJ obsessed and have always said that's what I would sing if I tried out for American Idol haha!!!

  15. Love this! my friends would tell you that I too am way to into Man in the Mirror, it is the jam man!

  16. This is such a fun post! And I'm pretty sure my dogs would say the same about me...especially the treats part.

  17. It's none of your business what other people think of you......love DAD


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