I am not one to judge those who give out too much information. I have often been told I am too honest. I do though know that you must find a creative way to spin your less than flattering facts or even try and leave them out of the conversation. How do I know this? It is because I find myself having to practice this often.
What would you say if I told you I am a single, thirty-five year old woman who lives with her parents? Many people would think something has to be wrong with that chica!! I'm not going to say I don't have issues; obviously I am writing a blog on conquering fear. But I also think it is important to not judge a person by there circumstances.
So how to do I usually spin my story? First, I am not very open with my friends and family about my dating life. When people ask, I just inform them I am not interested in dating. The sad part is I often find myself believing this white lie. The truth is it has officially been three years since I have dated. No he did not break my heart; it was broken long before him. Honestly, when it comes down to dating I'm beyond scared to be hurt again. When I tried dating in the past, I was always waiting for the relationship to come crashing down. Finally I decided it was just easier to avoid it all together.
How does a thirty-five year old live with her parents and not look like a low life? Yes I do have a job and a college degree. I could be more financially stable but it is common to find people my age burdened by college loans. So when I am asked, "where do you live?" I could casually mention with roommates. Instead I go with freely admit that I am 'staying' with my parents, while I decide where to live. If I am still getting a weird look I am able to add, "remember all of my stuff burned in a fire this summer". (story to come)
I am sure the question is now how many cats do I have? I hate to disappoint but I am not a cat fan. I do tho own this adorable little guy....
Captain Wentworth aka Cappy. I adopted him this summer and he has brought me such happiness.
As I continue this journey I will let you know more about me and you can decide if I am truly crazy!