If you’ve been following my blog through this challenge, you’ve probably got me pegged as a fairly quirky person. I’m a catastrophizer. I imagine all the weirdest and worst possibilities for every situation I find myself in. My catastrophizing stems from a combination of anxiety and an over-active imagination. But what’s really strange is that it doesn’t keep me out of trouble. You might think that a person who always imagines the worst outcomes would be a reclusive, pessimist but I’m sort of the opposite. I take chances and I’m eternally optimistic. I even leave the house!
I’d love to live in a world where we all just spontaneously broke into song several times a day. And I have watched the Golden Girls so much that I can literally come up with a Golden Girls story for every situation, like these are real people in my real life. The Golden Girls are my Hallmark greeting cards.
I’ve developed all sorts of quirky behaviors to compensate for my low vision as well. I will intentionally not look in your direction until you’re standing close enough that I can recognize you. Don’t yell at me across a crowded public place. I’ll ignore you (my apologies, but its how I cope). Of course, some of my quirks are unrelated to any physical condition. For instance, I Google everything…I never use the address bar in my browser, even if I know the URL I’m visiting. Why? I’m don’t know. It’s just this thing that I do.
Luckily, I think quirks are the things that make people really interesting. I’ll accept all of yours if you’ll accept all of mine.
I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.