I AM

I’m going through a bit of a writing slump and while it’s fun to completely ignore my blog and my reader, I think it’s time to dust off these shelves and do a fun writing prompt that I once had to do my first semester in college (i know, we’re going WAY BACK) We started with the phrase I Am and wrote whatever we…were. You know Eminem’s song, The Way I Am? “I am whatever you say I am, if I wasn’t then why would I say I am?” Don’t worry this white girl isn’t going to try to rap and I’m certainly not as angry as Eminem…so just…go along with this.

I am.

I am passionate. I will give you my all and then some. I will fight for what I believe in, especially for love.

I am emotional. This goes hand in hand with the above sometimes. Sometimes when I laugh too hard, I cry. Sometimes, I cry when other people around me cry. Sometimes, I cry at sappy movies. Sometimes, I just cry for no reason. And when in a confrontation? You bet I will cry.

I am a Marilyn Monroe quote. “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control, and at times, hard to handle; but if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me when I’m at my best

I am scared I am too much of a Marilyn but I know I could never 100% be a Jackie either. (And why am I listening to an article?!)

I am talkative. I can talk your ear off if you let me. But…

I am quiet. Some people have told me I come off as a bit stand-offish because when I first meet people, I’m quiet. I take a while to warm up to people sometimes and it more often than not makes me come off as a bitch, I’m sure. I’m working on that.

I am a sucker for animal humor. This video is a good example of something that will make me laugh till I cry. (See? Crying with laughter.)

I am a horrible singer. But that doesn’t mean I won’t sing at the top of my lungs to cheesy ’80’s music and the Glee soundtrack while driving in my car.

I am a collector. I have a large assortment of pretty party dresses, cute heels, a boatload of jewelry and a coat for every occasion.

I am not the girl next door.

I am an emotional eater. I’m also a bored eater. My old boss was one as well and we would often find ourselves in the kitchen at the same time, not knowing why exactly we were there but that we needed something and laughing at each other.

I am a flirt.

I am outgoing and friendly but…

I am shy. I love to flirt but I have a tendency to turn a few shades of red when pushed to actually go talk to someone. Refer to I am quiet…

I am a wine, cheese, and chocolate lover. At my work christmas party a year ago we had chocolate cheese and it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever had. I NEED to know where to find that again or how to make it, or both.

I am spontaneous but I like plans. I may take off for Europe for three months and live day by day, then up and move to another state with no plans but deep down, I like knowing what’s going to happen and when and where.

I am a series of bad choices as far as men go. The amount of times I have gone after the wrong guys, the unavailable guys, the same wrong guy over and over and OVER again (some of you may know who I am referring to), it’s a miracle my heart isn’t a barren wasteland. I’m a little bitter, a little jaded…but I still have hope.

I am a fan of kid movies. Specifically: Harry Potter, Up, Wall-E, Ice Age, Monsters Inc, Disney movies, ETC. They never fail to make me happy.

I am a lot happier now than I have been in a while.

I am a ridiculous assortment of goofy. I talk to my animals in goofy voices, I throw dance parties by myself in my room even though I can’t dance, and make up silly nicknames for people (it runs in the family).

I am perfectly ok being a “green” skier my entire life. I have been skiing for ten years and I know I can do blues but I much prefer the slower pace of the greens over the death grip the blues put me into.

I am a work in progress. I care too much about what people think about me, I have insecurities that need to go away but I am working on all this and I have gotten drastically better since last year, even from just six months ago.

I am a photographer, a graphic designer, an interior designer, a blogger, a daughter, a sister, a friend and other silly titles that can be used to define us as a person. Most importantly…

I AM ME. (And I am pretty damn awesome.)

I am also very modest. ;)

23 Responses

  1. Mind if I borrow this? I like it! (I’ll link back to you of course!)

  2. Great idea for a blog post! I love that Marilyn quote. And yep, you are awesome!

  3. I know Cabot cheese has a chocolate cheese…had it at Christmas when I was home…but can’t find it on their website. Enjoy it with a glass of wine? PERFECTION :)

  4. I love the Marilyn quote. I was also thinking about this, because I think that this is one of the reasons why I have such a conflict within myself at times. Anyway, I won’t bore you with the details here… maybe I’ll end up writing about it when I have some procrastinating to do ;)

  5. I love that Marilyn Monroe quote! I’m also shy and outgoing. Contradictory, but true.

  6. I am also way too emotional (I spent most of yesterday crying at things that weren’t even necessarily sad) and an emotional/bored eater. I wish I could turn all that off.

  7. I love posts like this, and that Marilyn quote is awesome. I think everyone is a work in progress, we’re always learning and changing and (hopefully) bettering ourselves. Anyone who tells you different is in denial!

  8. I love the Marilyn quote. It sounds like we have quite a lot in common!

  9. Love this.

    And if you like animal humour, I hope you’ve seen this. Because it makes me die laughing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1HKCYJM5U&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=0663F5654A7B6C91

  10. loooove simon’s cat! after you posted that link on twitter, i watched all of them all over again and had a laughing fit. it felt good :)

  11. Awww what a great post! I love this. And you are awesome, ridiculously awesome.

  12. I love this! and I really like the Marilyn quote! so true…

  13. I love this, especially considering I wrote something similar :)

    I am passionate and emotional as well. When I love, I love hard and when I fall, I fall even harder…not always good traits to have for me!

  14. [...] 25, 2010 Ahh, the always interesting question- Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn? Ashley wrote about this recently in her post I am and it got me [...]

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  16. I think that we would be splendid friends based upon this post. So much of what you say (the emotions, crying, loving chocolate and cheese… also what the heck is chocolate cheese?, the boy stuff and much more) reminds me of ME! Great, honest post. Love it.

  17. The Jackie/Marilyn thing is always presented as a dichotomy (a.k.a. madonna/whore), but I don’t think there’s a woman alive who isn’t a little bit of both.

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