Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If You Really Knew Me, At All

My childhood best friend, Jenni, did a post like this when she was inspired by her friend Kristin and you all know how I like a good bandwagon so…here I am, hopping aboard.

Me

If you knew me really well, you’d know that…

I’m a total clothes-horse.  Like straight up addict.

But I’m also a thrift-store junkie. So that helps. (Or at least, this is what I tell my husband when he looks at my closet.)

I am really critical of my own appearance. I have had a hard time accepting my body or my shape or my face. I want to believe good things about the person I’ve been created to be but I struggle. A lot.

I worry about everything. In fact, the times that I DON’T worry are of such great significance that I usually celebrate them and promptly spiral into a new round of worry about why I’m not worried and about what I must be forgetting to remember to worry about.

I am a lover of God. My faith-walk can be shaky sometimes but my belief in Him never is. God is good all the time. All the time God is good.

I put ketchup on almost everything. It’s a running joke in my family.

I wish I was braver. Or tougher. Or some combination of the two.

I have been known to dumpster dive for furniture. Although, there has been no actual Diving Into a Dumpster. It’s more like Diving NEXT to a Dumpster. In fact, except for an armchair and our sofa, nothing in the house was purchased new. And if our apartment looks more like a flea market than the inside of a magazine, I guess that’s okay.

I love to go to the movies. It’s the luxury I most enjoy. I look forward to the trailers almost as much as the actual film.

Sometimes on long car trips, I pretend I’m in a music video. … Shut up. Don’t look at me with that tone of voice.

When I don’t want to do something, I imagine how I could possibly write a blog post on the topic and it makes it easier. Blogging has forced me to try new things so that this blog doesn’t get stale. That feels like a life metaphor but I’ll let someone else connect those dots. If you know…they want to.

I would do literally anything for my friends. I think loyalty is more important than neutrality and that has cost me relationships. And I don’t care. I’d rather stand up for one friend than have a hundred thousand more.

I love to spend time with other people but the second I’m alone, I obsess over the interactions we had. Was I annoying? Did I talk too much? Did that person feel cared about? I think this makes me a good friend and conversationalist but I don’t trust myself and I don’t let down my guard very easily. I almost always feel like a burden to others.

I cannot wait to be a parent. But I have to wait. And that’s hard, too.

I want to be a tidy, organized person. But I am often messy and scattered.

Sometimes when I get Kyle’s voicemail, I sing songs that I made up on the spot. I think he likes it.

Your turn. I’d love to know more about you!

love, elizabeth

10 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE going to the movies too! I keep all my movie ticket stubs for the memories :)

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

LOVE THIS. LOVE YOU.

"I worry about everything. In fact, the times that I DON’T worry are of such great significance that I usually celebrate them and promptly spiral into a new round of worry about why I’m not worried and about what I must be forgetting to remember to worry about."

LoL'ed at that one. ;P

Liz Brown said...

Do you put ketchup onnnn ... ice cream? Or any other dessert?

AMEN to the desire to be neat and tidy, but almost never living it out :P

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sparklesness said...

"When I don’t want to do something, I imagine how I could possibly write a blog post on the topic and it makes it easier. Blogging has forced me to try new things so that this blog doesn’t get stale. That feels like a life metaphor but I’ll let someone else connect those dots. If you know…they want to. "


This!!

I do this all the time. Blogging is a great cure for boredom. If I don't know what to do with my time I'll think about what I'll blog about next week and get out and do things I wouldn't usually do.

love.

Unpublished Life said...

I love this post and I am so tempted to follow the bandwagon too ... it's such a great blog post idea and a great way for us readers to get to know y'all a little better.

I never knew you and Jenni were childhood friends ... I stumble on so many blogs and never really remember how I find them, so it must have been through SOML ...

This blogging world is actually quite small if you think about it ...

I also put ketchup on EVERYTHING ... it is amazing. That and mayo - so much love!

And God is good. The journey is tough, but He never said it would be easy. The ins and outs and wheres and whys are hard to deal with sometimes, but the belief in Him and His goodness is never faltering.

Have a good rest of your week!

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/

Jennifer said...

Mashed potatoes with ketchup? I personally love that combo. I'm a ketchupaholic too!

When I'm on a road trip and a good song comes on, I pretend I'm in a movie sequence. Ha!

I've decided we should totally be friends. (o;

Kristin said...

Hi! I just loved this. So fun to be reading all these "If you knew me..." bandwagon posts! We have much in common (besides Jenni!) I love ketchup too, and am a gigantic worrywart, and always feel like a burden to people, and like to make up spur-of-the-moment songs, feel insecure about my body, love clothes, am a thrifter, and love God. So nice to "meet" you :-)

oomph. said...

cute idea for a post! i believe in friendships and loyalty, too. super important.

[oomph.]

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

I joined the bandwagon and did my own post...great idea! And I am so with you on thinking about conversations after they've happened...I analyze that stuff to death! I drive myself crazy!

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