People often perceive me as intimidating or blunt, and I’ve heard that countless times throughout the years. I genuinely try to approach things with a softer touch, but my default mode is often “defensive” and “driven.” I believe this stems from years of battling illness, where once I regain my health, I feel the need to make up for lost time by going full throttle in life and seizing opportunities.
For instance, if I’ve been sick for three months and then suddenly feel well again, I tend to dive headfirst into various endeavours. I become like a whirlwind, taking on new jobs, projects, changing my hairstyle, or renovating my surroundings. When my marriage ended, I immediately threw myself into renovating as a way to stay afloat. Engaging in a project was the only thing that provided a sense of security.
Now, let’s talk about what excites me:
Renovation – I find immense satisfaction in the hard work involved. There’s something about getting down and dirty, knowing that the end result will bring a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
Any kind of project – I thrive on starting things from scratch. Whether it’s setting up a website, initiating an Instagram challenge, or watching tutorials, I’m one of those individuals who relishes the thrill of embarking on something new.
Cleaning – I might seem like a bore, but I genuinely enjoy cleaning. It’s not just about the act itself; it’s about creating a harmonious living environment. Organising my space contributes to a healthy mindset in my world.
Listening to music with my kids – This brings me pure joy. I’m open to any genre, be it rap, country, or beatbox. As long as my kids play their preferred tunes, I’m fully immersed. Hearing their music resonate throughout the house and sharing belly laughs over its absurdity is priceless. You know what I’m saying about the music these days!
Sipping cocktails – There’s something delightful about indulging in a fancy beverage around 4 p.m., enjoying dinner by 6 p.m., immersing myself in a Netflix show by 7 p.m., and heading to bed around 8:30 p.m. I could happily repeat this routine every weekend without growing tired of it.
Being brain challenged – I can’t sit around talking about people, and the same things over and over. I love learning new things, getting deep and striving for new opportunities.