At first glance, I blend into the crowd. I have a hubby and four kids. I’m average height. I still have my natural hair colour. I’m a little on the obese side, but that isn’t unusual these days. I eat three meals a day. I live in a four bedroom home which I rent. I have two cats. I pack my kid’s school lunches, serve home-cooked meals and attend parent-teacher interviews. I tweet, I facebook, I blog
and vlog. I’m just your average suburban mum.
Like everybody else, however, I am an individual, with my own individual likes, dislikes and opinions. So here are ten facts about me that make stand out from the crowd.
- I love anime. I do. Ever since my daughter and her friend introduced me to anime several years ago, I haven’t been able to get enough. And, far from fading over time, my obsession seems to strengthen every year.
- I am a yaoi fangirl. Yes, I know I’m a little old to be calling myself a fangirl, but I don’t care. I love yaoi (and sounen-ai) and I am not ashamed to admit it. I even like some pairings that weren’t intended to be couples – I’m a huge Sasu-Naru fan, for example.
- I am pagan. Though I am still trying to find my pagan path. At the moment, I am feeling drawn to Ásatrú, but I don’t feel I know enough, yet, to commit.
- My politics are eclectic. I am not loyal to any particular party and my political viewpoint varies depending on the issue.
- My parenting seems to be the opposite of the norm. Comparing myself to other parents that I know, I seem to be quite conservative in areas where they are liberal, and more liberal in areas where they are conservative.
- I believe in the existence of ghosts. And bigfoot, and aliens, mothman, angels, demons, shape-shifters, vampires, werewolves, zombies…the list goes on.
- I don’t wear make-up. Never have. Probably never will. Except nail polish. I do wear that.
- I can’t drive. But I’m learning.
- I don’t follow fashion. I prefer to wear comfortable clothes, fashion be damned. I also don’t wear heels.
- I am reclusive. I rarely go out. I would much rather stay at home with a good book than go out with friends.
Can you name ten things that make you stand out from the crowd?
- The Art of Blending In (huntercourse.com)