Who am I?

Eden from Edenland has set a challenge ~ Who are you?

Who am I?

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Sometimes I struggle to be any of those people.

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Photo added in 2014.

Most of the time I feel like I’m still 16, in a 31 year old body, playing ‘grown ups’.

I got into Early Childhood Teaching at Melbourne Uni, but dropped out after a semester because I moved out of home and needed to work full time. I started the Diploma of Early Childhood Services at TAFE, but dropped out after a year. I completed my Cert. IV in Youth Work/Drug and Alcohol Work, but have never worked in the industry. I was accepted into a Diploma of Writing and Editing, but never started. I enrolled and paid for a Event Management (Wedding Planner) Diploma via distance education, and never completed a unit. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

I have been a vegetarian since I was nine years old as I don’t believe in eating animals. I would like to be a vegan, but can’t stand soy or rice milk, and hate black coffee.

I am scared of lightening and people dressed up in costumes. Seriously, Disneyland would be my worst nightmare.

I watch Neighbors religiously every night, and have for as long as I can remember.

I have had enough drama in my life to last another two lifetimes, and can’t stand people that feel the need to create drama. Just be happy. It’s awesome.

I hate confrontation, but will stand up for something I strongly believe in, even if I’m standing alone. If you hurt someone I love, I will take you down. And you wont even see it coming.

I am smarter, stronger and more messed up than most people assume.

I worked on Hamilton Island for three months when I was 22, and pretty much spent the whole time drinking and fooling around. It was a brilliant life experience, and made me realise I could manage outside of my comfort zone.

I can’t ride a push bike or swim.

I had only ever read one blog before I started this one. I never expected anyone would actually read my blog. And I’m not just saying that, I am still shocked.  Maybe I want to be an author when I grow up.

Who are you?


22 comments on “Who am I?

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style , Direct link to comment

    I love posts like this. Thank you for sharing. Rachel xx

  • Neen , Direct link to comment

    Hahaha yeah that’s how I feel too! Still a teen in an adults body having to worry about stupid adult stuff lol.
    Also can relate to still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up… well up until this point anyway, actually think I have figured that out now.
    Very interesting to find out you can’t ride a bike or swim! Are you interested in learning?
    Enjoyed this post!

  • Elephant's Child , Direct link to comment

    It was lovely to see a little more of you in this very brave post. I wouldn’t be a teenager again for any one (far too many insecurities) but wouldn’t mind at all going back to my late twenties/early thirties when I was healthy and alive.

    I also know that some days I don’t want to fill any of my roles, and would like to crawl under the bed and velcro myself to the carpet. Sadly, I am a big girl now and I don’t do it. Haven’t done it. Yet.

    • Hesitant Housewife , Direct link to comment

      Everyone needs to hide away from the world sometimes, though probably on the bed, under the doona is more comfortable then under the bed. I have been known, odd the odd occasion to pull the doona over my head and have a good cry when needed ;)

  • Alexandra , Direct link to comment

    Oh I totally hear you on the ‘drama-creating’ people! Drama is not worth the drama – its much more fun to just love life :)
    And I too am still shocked that people read my writings. I find it such a bizzare concept!
    PS. I still don’t know what I want to be either x

    • Hesitant Housewife , Direct link to comment

      Definitely more fun without the drama :)
      Thanks for commenting, just popped over and checked out your blog, looks so interesting, looking forward to reading more xx

  • Misha , Direct link to comment

    It was interesting to read this after having read your blog for a while – I learned a lot and it was lovely. :) You certainly have a knack for writing and it seems to be something you enjoy too. Keep it up!

  • Shari , Direct link to comment

    Love this post :)
    I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up either and I’m a few years past 40. I too feel like I’m just playing at being a grown up sometimes and I’m just waiting for the day that the penny drops! So good to know that there are others feeling the same way.
    Take care
    Shari :)

    • Hesitant Housewife , Direct link to comment

      Thanks Shari. Isn’t it funny how we are all wandering around, thinking everyone else is so together and ‘adult’, when really we are all feeling like teenagers on the inside! ;) xx

  • Maxabella , Direct link to comment

    What we *do* doesn’t define us, but rather wha we are. To me, you wanted to be a loyal, brave, content and principled person when you grew up. And you are. x

  • Sonia Life Love Hiccups , Direct link to comment

    You are a gorgeous person hun. Like you I hate drama OMG I despise it and I will go out of my way to avoid confrontation but look out if you hurt someone I love. I am 38 and I still have to idea what I want to be when I grow up. I kind fell into what I am doing now, it was never really planned, I just got caught in the current. The problem is I want to be so many different things. xx

    • Hesitant Housewife , Direct link to comment

      Thanks so much Sonia. I know what you mean, the career I ended up in before I went on maternity leave was nothing like what I had planned. As the saying goes, ‘Life is what happens when we are busy making plans’. ;) xx

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