Daily Archives: October 23, 2010
Posted by laurelrainsnow
Good morning, and welcome to A Bit of Me (Me), hosted by There’s A Book.
Every week, we peel back the layers, just a bit, to share a little more about who we are (aside from the reading and blogging), just so we can all get to know one another a little better.
Today’s Question: WHAT ARE THREE ADJECTIVES WHICH DESCRIBE YOU?
Persistent: Some might even say stubborn, but today we’re going to put a positive spin on our characteristics. It’s true, though. I very persistently push my way along in life; when others say that things cannot happen, I refuse to believe it.
For example, when I was young and determined to get into a particular profession, the odds were not great. Everyone said: You’ll never get hired! But my response was: Eventually someone will leave and there will be openings. And there were! Three decades later, I had retired from that career (social work).
Optimistic: Yes, I’m the glass half-full person. Not that I don’t see the downside, or that I don’t occasionally feel gloomy, but underneath it all, I believe that, if I believe, things will work out. I’m a dreamer full of hope.
Creative: I saved my “best” thing for last! I’m not an artist or a musician, unless you count singing in the shower. My artistic expression consists of collecting and arranging things; creating and tweaking (endlessly) my blogs to make them unique; and, of course, let’s not forget writing.
My stories (books) are part of who I am. From an early age, I was making up tales in my head and then scribbling them in scrapbooks, illustrated by pictures from magazines (remember, I can’t draw!).
As a social worker, I tried to write the most unique and creative reports to the juvenile court (frustrated writer), and then one day, when I retired, I started pounding away on the first novel. Within two years, I was on the fifth manuscript.
For the past two years, I’ve been immersed in the “networking, marketing” aspects of writing, which was how I came into blogging. What started as something to showcase my published novels turned into something that I love all on its own.
What about you? How would you describe yourself? I hope you’ll stop by and share.…