Describe Yourself

I’ve finally convinced Cameron to watch The Office with me, after years of asking him to. We aren’t big TV people, and if we are watching the TV it is usually on ESPN. Which is probably the number one reason he married me, because I was cool with leaving the channel on sports 99% of the time.

My ONLY exception is Monday night when the Bachelor is airing. Thankfully it never crosses over with Monday Night Football, or we might have real marriage problems : )

Anyways, we were watching The Office last night with the episode where Dwight is asked to describe himself at a job interview.

It got me thinking about how I would describe myself in a few words. It’s tough to narrow it down, while trying to cover everything. Describing oneself is way more difficult than describing a friend or spouse.

Here’s my attempt, although I reserve the right to make adjustments.

1. Wife

2. Mother

3. Loyal

4. Happy

5. Nurturing

Others that I considered: caffeinated, open-minded, sensitive, eager, curious, impatient, excitable, feminist, jokester, believer

I asked Cam to describe me and he says:

1. Loving

2. Sexy (he’s required to say something along these lines though)

3. Studious <—this one surprised me

4. Crafty

5. Funny

As I write these words, I realize that this is the first time in my life I would choose the ones that I settled on.

Five years ago it would have words like unsatisfied, anxious, tired, inadequate, lonely.

Funny what a difference a few years and a new perspective can make. Five years ago I was in a very dysfunctional relationship, struggling with an eating disorder, depressed, and just generally unhappy with life.

I’m a firm believer in that every experience in your life affects who you ultimately become. I also believe we have the ability to change many of our circumstances and ourselves. Though my life is not perfect, I am genuinely happy with where I am in the moment and in this stage in life.

I’m curious how you would describe yourself? Drop a comment below and let me know!



P. S. My favorite quote from The Office comes from the same episode.

“I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me”

2 thoughts on “Describe Yourself”

  1. Hello!

    Have really enjoyed reading your blog lately and this post in particular is definitely thought provoking.

    I’d probably best describe myself as “cautiously-optimistic”. Basically I like to always think thinks will have the best outcome possible but I’m also realistic in what to expect. I think it keeps me full of optimisim with little room for a let down at the same time.

    Thank you for your post and looking forward to more!


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