After a recent post, in which I referenced the time in my life where I “hated God and the church and bible thumpers and goody-goodies”, a fellow blogger and friend commented that she’d assumed I’d always been a follower of Christ. That comment struck me in two ways.
First, I realized I’ve never shared my story, my testimony. This is partly because, while I believe in being authentic, I also believe that a publicly viewable blog isn’t the best place to reveal all. Regardless, I know I can share enough of my life story and how I came to be here, now, without hurting feelings or oversharing and I plan to do that soon.
Second, I realized that my “About Me” page was entirely incomplete, failing to tell my whole story. I’ve actually felt like this for a while and that feeling prompted my “Do I Have to Turn in My Girl Card” post from a few weeks ago. It’s not that the current bio is wrong – it’s just unfinished. It’s not that I don’t write on this blog in my own, honest voice – I just don’t write in the part of my voice I assume won’t resonate with other people (ladies in particular).
Both issues need to be remedied and I’ve started by rewriting my “About Me” page. In the spirit of sharing all the dirt, here’s who I am, as completely as it can be said with typed words.
… a Board Certified Foodie and Professional Kitchen Lurker. Click for my recipes
… a Stress-Fueled Run-a-holic and Tai Chi Rookie. Click for my adventures in fitness.
… an Outspoken Introvert. Click for my opinions and give me some time to myself.
… a Used-to-Hate-God Christian. Click for my thoughts on Faith and God.
… a Tar Heel Born, Tar Heel Bred, Hawaii Resident. Click for Hawaii and North Carolina.
… a Drinker of the Etiquette Kool-Aid. Click for good behavior.
… a Public Relations/Health/Policy Stiff. I don’t keep work stuff on my personal blog, so there’s no where to click for this!
… a Married-after-30, Army officer’s don’t-call-me-Army-Wife. Click for married and military life.
… A girlie girl
… an obligated gift-giver
… a squeaky clean soul. Refer to blog title.
… A morning person, a beer person, a toy dog person, a sweet tooth possessor, a hairspray user, or a social butterfly. Just thought I should add those.
When I learned to see the dirt in my life, I learned to see God. I hope you’ll notice the dirt too.
“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.” – C.S. Lewis