That Elevator Speech…if it is going to the Moon
Remember that post with the advice about making sure that you, my dear readers, know who I am and what I stand for – in 5 words or less??? Welllllll….I have been thinking about this a lot and I must admit that I am still flummoxed. Let’s make a pact that I will work on editing (another one of my not-so-strong suits) my entire being into those 5 pesky words. In the meantime, grab a cup and let’s get to know each other. Here’s what I can tell you about me:
I have many and varied interests. I live for music – can’t function without it. I love a great story – real or imagined – and it is impossible for me to communicate without moving my arms . My obsession with interior design started at the age of 4 when I received an incredible wooden dollhouse. I began moonlighting as a party planner at 5 when I planned a birthday party for my little sister without telling my mother. Seriously, parents showed up on a Saturday with kids and presents in tow much to my mother’s dismay. No worries, I totally rocked that party – games and everything!! Both grandmothers influenced my love of cooking and entertaining. My world gets all wobbly if I ignore my need to paint or draw. Making stuff, learning stuff and sharing the result makes my heart go pitter patter.
I do my best work when I have creative freedom. I find inspiration EVERYWHERE I look. Inspiring others to chase their dreams and do their best work is my strongest competitive advantage. I will run through a brick wall for you if I respect you. I can at times seem emotionally detached but my lack of commitment is not for lack of interest. I like immediate results and get distracted easily so I move on to the next thing quickly. It is not out of character for me to repaint my bedroom when cleaning out the refrigerator.
I am a staunch friend and don't hold grudges. At least not for long. I am not a rule-breaker by nature with the exception of speeding. I can't abide bad drivers. I am an incurable people pleaser. I run from confrontation like I have shooting diarrhea. I laugh like a crazy person and talk super fast. I dance like nobody's business.
I am very present in the moment sometimes to the exclusion of others. I used to be tardy, A LOT. And not always dependable. But that was in my 20’s when my world view consisted of me. I have changed my flaky ways. And you should know, I am an avid car singer. And clapper. But I am told my car clapping is obnoxious.
I started this blog as a creative outlet but it is really about finding my voice and honing my style. It is about evolving as a person and sharing the details that make up my life. It is about creating a well-lived life and aspiring to do better. To be better. I hope I entertain you a little along the way with life at Chez V. This blog is my story. What’s yours?
kisses, mrs. V