“The more transparent we become about who we really are, [our joys in life, struggles, limitations, insecurities and even our deepest fears] the more we give others the freedom to see the real face of our humanity without the covering of a mask and in turn they are more willing to draw closer to God in their humanity.”
I recently read a post 100 Things About Me by Jenny Blake that to me emphasized the art of honest introduction. That gave me inspiration and even led me to some online research. I was absolutely amazed at the number of posts that are out on the web with persons sharing random tidbits about themselves.
I typed these key words “things most of us don’t know about me,” in Google and approximately 1,110,000,000 results were found within .61 seconds.
For those of us with blogs and business websites, our about page and social media sites carry the marks of identification of who we are in the business world. But beyond that, and by all means with the exception of just a few, our personal life is heavily guarded and there are some things about us that we don’t ever want anyone else to find out.
Then there are those things that even though we are miles apart from each other physically, we are almost certain someone else have those same things in common with us.
It is what makes us special. It is what draws us closer to each, connects us and help us to create a common bond together as a community.
Moreover, we ask ourselves the question like Sherman Smith did in this guest post at Adrienne Smith’s blog who should we really connect with in the blogosphere
I believe it is the things that we take time to share about ourselves with each other or how we introduce ourselves to the world that helps us to make that very important decision.
So journey with me in these few moments as I [re-] introduce myself to you.
Hi everyone, my name is Yvonne Ideta Wilson. I was born on the beautiful 36 square mile Caribbean island of Nevis. I migrated to Tortola in the beautiful Virgin Islands back in 2002, the same year that my mom transitioned. My dad also transitioned some years ago while I was still a young girl attending High School.
I have a younger brother and two older sisters. I have three precious daughters and two grand children who are about to turn 3 years old on September 20th and 23rd respectively.
1-I’ve always been a writer, it’s my passion – Well this one is not so much of a secret LOL but I just had to get it out there. Writing is my way of processing things and from ever since I was a little girl, I would write notes on bits of scrap papers. Later on I began to keep my notes in note pads and now in diaries.
2-I have notes, journals and diaries from as far back as 2002 – who thinks that’s weird? Well oddly enough there are times that I do refer back to some of them. Mostly my past experiences – where I was, what I was going through at the time, the scripture I may have read and what I did to help me get through those things.
3-My mom discovered I had a high school sweetheart through a love letter I wrote and I forgot to hide away – Without the guess work, that surely got me into some hot water. And on that day, both my mom and a very good family friend of ours sat me down and gave me a good scolding.
4-As a little girl I hated doing the dishes – Whenever it was my turn I would take coins from my piggy bank and give it to my two nieces to help me wash the dishes.
5-I flunked Maths in high school – I did so poorly on my school leaving exams, my work could not even be graded. LOL! 🙂
6-I landed my very first job at the age of seventeen – It was right after I finished high School and I entered the Nursing profession
7-I am deeply spiritual and is turned off by religion – which to me I view religion as a form of imprisonment. I focus instead on having a relationship with the Creator while I am here on earth and I believe and look forward to the life hereafter.
8-Forgiveness and gratitude are huge priorities in my life – forgiveness sets me free and empowers me to love, while gratitude births happiness and attracts more blessings into my life.
9-I am a neat freak – I hate clutter. Everything must be tucked away in their rightful place.
10-I believe in second chances – not getting it right the first time gives me an even greater opportunity to try harder the second time around and to make it right
11-I am very optimistic and positive about life – I believe everything will work out for my good even when things are not going the way I had anticipated
12-I believe everything happens for a reason – I therefore choose not to worry like I once used to
13-I love to travel – one day I will travel around the world. Your country might very well be my first stop on that journey
14-I am a strong introvert and due to that character trait, I love spending a lot of time alone – For years it was a mystery to me why I pulled away to be by myself until I found out it is my personality preference. Yes of course with my blog and social media sites I am on the internet a lot but ever so often, I withdraw to get myself refilled before I can join the world again.
15-I avoid crowds as much as possible – being in crowds tend to drain my energy and make me tired. To get back into the flow of my vibration I pull away into a silent retreat. Of course this goes back to me being introverted who draw my strength and energy from within, while on the other hand an extrovert love crowds because that is where they draw strength and energy from.
16-Going to the Dentist scares the heck out of me – I had a very bad experience many years ago in high school while having an extraction done
17-The thought of growing old with gray hairs scares me – it is not so much the growing old part but getting the grays 🙂
18-I sleep in very minimal clothing – [yes, I do] especially during the summer and I can do without all of it when I am alone at home
19-I can rarely say no to something sweet – I try to stay away but most times it is hard to resist
20-I love, LOVE coffee far more than I love tea even though I know the coffee is not good for me – yep, the caffeine tend to give me a light headed feeling
21-I am a plant lover. I do pot gardening on my porch – they bring newness and a freshness to my life each time
22-I love the rainbow and the colors within it – there is no pot of gold at the ends of the rainbow but looking at the rainbow, gives me hope for the future
23-I hate going to unproductive meetings –
24-I get very irritated and annoyed when someone’s phone rings out loud in the middle of a meeting I think it is very disrespectful. I just believe the phone should be placed on silent or vibrate mode and if one does get a call, leave the meeting room to take the call.
25-I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music – I find music to be very relaxing and it helps to relieve stress. I sing and do my dance as I am driving along in my car.
26-I am very romantic at heart – I love strong and is very passionate.
27-I enjoy being pampered – I believe we were all created to be treated special and I rarely wait on someone else to pamper me. I do it myself
28-I am willing to give marriage another try – I am past believing that my marriage will end in divorce again.
29-My family means the world to me – I love them dearly especially my children and my two grand babies.
30-I am very reliable and dependable – you can count on me to honor my word and do as I promised.
31-I love being prepared and hate being taken off guard – everything I would need is at my fingertips.
32-I am self motivated and very confident about who I am – it never used to be that way. For years I was very negative, hated my life and everything I was going through and had low self-esteem. All of that change once I learned the art of positive self talk and positive thinking.
33-I am a serious minded, no none sense person – beyond that, I believe I do have a sense of humor. I strike a balance because there is a time and place for everything
34-I am a critical thinker and I am open to criticism – this can be positive or negative. If it’s the latter, I search myself to look for opportunities for improvement
35-I am passionate about helping others to grow, to develop and to become the best version of who they were created to be
36-I enjoy giving freely to others – this is a gift and I believe and live out daily the principle, ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive.’
37-I believe in saving for a rainy day and plan on being ‘filthy’ rich one day – God’s desire for us is to have wealth and that’s the reason He gives the power and strategies to get it.
38-I love designer clothing – it gives me a sense of royalty.
39-I usually get Monday blues – it is the first workday right after the weekend and have I difficulty getting a jump start. Tuesdays are better for me, by then I am ‘thawed’ out.
40-I am terrified about skydiving – would never attempt it even if I am offered a huge fortune
41-I plan to write a book about my life, someday! – my life is fun. I’ve had many ups and downs, good times and bad times, and experiences that have taught me the tough lessons in life. I am a work in progress. How about you?
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