365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Past

3.29.19

Day 22

Did you find it easy to get along with your peers when you were growing up?

  • I’d say it was a mix of yes and no, because of me being an athlete all my life, I could make friends quite easily but when due to my socially awkward personality and struggling between wanting to fit in with the “cool” kids and being myself; sometimes it was harder to get along with peers. I was always the class clown growing up, I could make people laugh at my own expense but after awhile I then learned the difference between someone laughing with me and someone laughing at me & it truly opened my eyes to how some people perceived me. 
Would you say you got along with your peers growing up, or were you an outcast? 
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365 days of self discovery: day 15

How would you describe yourself to a stranger?

  • Easy going, socially awkward until I have gotten to know you. Fairly private person but if you stay in my life long enough & end up being someone I trust, I share many aspects of my life.
  • I am a great listener, love giving people advice/encouragement to make their day. I am athletic in stature & personality wise, goofy. I can come off intimidating when I’m not smiling, but if you are friendly towards me, I will be the same way towards you unless I am having a bad day, then I will be standoffish. I have a big heart, and a good soul, and I take pride in wanting to be the best person I can be. 

Describing yourself to someone new can be hard, because so few words but many aspects that I am sure you would want to mention –I feel as though many people don’t enjoy talking about themselves, so it is harder for them to do so, but I think it is important that we know ourselves or at least have a grasp on who we are and what we would want someone to say about us. I know this question won’t be difficult for all of you, but for the ones that it will hold a challenge to, please do your best in answering & be honest. Don’t be ashamed if it isn’t long or detailed, this is what self discovery is about. 

Shay-lon