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10 things I wish people knew about me

May 12, 2015

They say looks can be deceiving. We all walk around with things people assume about us or secrets that we choose to keep inside. So I thought about what I sometimes wish people knew about me and how it would help to get to know more about the person I am.

1.  I may wear the coveted size 2 but I walk around with years of body issues. I inherited my mother's lightning fast metabolism and her childhood teasing of being a skinny girl. I have moments where I've made peace with my body, but other times I am still sensitive to people's rude comments about my figure.

2. Yes, I am in fact of Hispanic descent. Yes, I speak fluent Spanish. I'm also overly aware that I don't look like what apparently a Hispanic is supposed to look like. I wish people knew it hurts to hear things like "I don't consider you Hispanic" or "You don't look Hispanic enough".

3. If you are a good friend to me I am incredibly loyal. I haven't always had that loyalty repaid to me in the past and it hurts to learn someone doesn't value your friendship.

4. I don't plan to have kids and yet I don't hate kids. People sometimes wrongly assume that because  I am choosing not to have children that I must dislike them.

5. Just because I majored in English and taught it for six years does not mean I am correcting everyone's grammar or am a human dictionary.

6. I am an introvert by nature and it takes me a little while to warm up to people. But once I feel comfortable around someone I am quite chatty.

7. I am a self-diagnosed Highly Sensitive person (HSP) and diagnosed myself after reading the book.

8. I always knew that I wanted to move out of my hometown, but that doesn't mean I look down on those who stayed put.

9. Wounds run deep with me. I tend to feel things deeply.

10.  When I asked my husband that he wishes people knew about me he said, "How witty and off the cuff funny you can be."


  1. I WISH i could speak spanish! That is awesome. Who cares if you don't look like you should; it's pretty cool that you do. We aren't having kids and I don't hate kids either. I just don't want one of my own!!

  2. Aww that is so sweet what your husband added! I only like certain kids :) Do you want to be added to my Childfree list?