My Own Personal Brand of Charm
I was thinking about the people that I know. I realized that of all the people I know pretty much everyone falls in to one of 2 camps: those that find me charming and those that find me incredibly annoying, arrogant, abrasive (and other adjectives beginning with “a”).
I’m pretty much on a 24/7 kick to better myself with the results being mixed as might be statistically predictable. In an effort to stay true to my perpetual journey towards self improvement I decided to spend a bit of time hashing over what separates the first group of people in my life from the second.
My conclusion is that I possess my own personal brand of charm, and just as some people are dogmatically committed to Coke while others will run in front of a bus to lay their hands on a Pepsi, my particular brand of charm just isn’t for everyone.
So to all those who tell me that I’m funny, smart, and other nice things–thank you for being born with a particular set of tastes that has led you to me.
To those of you that think I’m just not your particular brand of person that’s ok. Please know that I do not hold this against you, but also please know that I’m just me and I tend to be a bit (insert all “a” adjectives from earlier) at times. It is never personal. I do not knowingly try to be (again the list of “a” adjectives). Thank you for putting up with it.
Written because I miss writing and am trying out 5 minutes of uninterrupted writing a day. If it turns out funny, mildly entertaining, insightful, or otherwise worth reading I will post it here. I will not waste your time with 5 minutes on how my cat looks, the food I wish I were eating, or the imaginary vacation I’m planning in my head.
-Emily at Home