However, I am taking the plunge! Firstly because I have been in touch with one very special blogger for quite some time now and over the last year especially we have become good friends and we finally spoke on the phone recently. After our conversation, she mentioned that I never post pictures of myself and that although she could now put a voice to the name, she didn't know what I looked like. I realised that must be rather odd as I know what she looks like. So I promised to take a photo of myself. I thought, well, if I am sending the picture to her, I might as well share it with you too.
So, here goes...
Having shared with you what I look like, perhaps I should share a little bit about me too. My name really is Amy. I am married, no children. We tried and tried, but it didn't happen for us. A couple of years on now I am still not totally come to terms with that, but I am doing a lot better than I was. There are some wonderfully kind people out there and also some darned rude and insensitive ones too. For some reason, it seems that the closer people are the more insensitive they are. No idea why that should be.
Anyway, this isn't a post about living child free. It is all about me! Oh gosh, a poet, and I didn't even know it..
Sorry, I will get back to the business in hand. That is me too, flippant at times and always trying to make jokes and see the best side of things. Apparently this makes some people think that I don't take things seriously, but I do. Probably too seriously. The humour is a defence mechanism. I also apologise a lot - had you noticed!!
I am in my middle years, but not about to tell you my age! Although I am quite a gregarious person, that is more with strangers than up close and personal. Then I tend to hold it all in. This stems from when I was working some years ago with a group of people who all seemed to suffer from what I called "commentitis". They would pass comment on anything and everything that I said, did, or seemed to think. So I kept as much in as I could so that there couldn't be any comments. I am working on it, but it is a looooong process for me. I will tell a stranger anything and can stand up in front of a great big group at work and talk to them about the house, but in person with someone I will see again - I am a clam!
OK, what else. Assuming that I haven't bored you to bits already. I was born in Australia, lived in England and America - Arkansas. You know all the things that I love to do because they are listed in my header. Up there. At the top of this page. I have always been someone who made things and like to fiddle about with home decorating and things. I would arrange and organise my books and toys and play house and shops when I was a child. Sorry, that is probably too much information!
I am a fan of the exclamation mark!! You knew that already though didn't you. I am a would be writer, I love words, and have started more than one book and never got beyond the first few pages. One day I will be disciplined enough to get down to it and write something properly.
I have been crocheting for about 16 months now I would guess. Gardening for a lot longer than that and cannot knit. I would love to be able to knit socks though, but I'm not bothered about knitting anything else. That is probably one of the reasons that I haven't tried to do it again after many failed attempts in the past. Knitting that is. We have far far too many books in our house in some peoples eyes. Not enough in mine. I like wine and chocolate, but not together. I drink very rarely though. My taste in interiors seems to have finally revealed itself to be mid century modern. I love wool and yarn of all types.
Umm. Can't think of anything else right now. That is probably far too much in any case.
So there you have it. That is who I think I am. A real person, who hides much and is at the same time quite out there too. That just about sums up the paradoxes of my life of which there are many that I haven't told you about.
It is great getting to know you all, and now you know some more about me too.
Just to show how hard it is to get pictures of yourself, here are a few more! After all, if I'm gonna show ya...
Oh, one more thing, sorry for the excessive use of "I", kinda hard not to in a post about yourself!