I've recently been thinking about how much a person can change over a year or two or four or ten. Contemplating job hunting and interviews has left me dwelling on that omnipresent job interview prompt: "So tell me a little about yourself." I mean, how does one really tell someone else "a little" about themselves? I know that being concise is a nearly impossible mission for me. I'm wordy, enthusiastic, and creative. I spew ideas, color, and a little bit of chaos everywhere I go. I like to cause at least one person to think in a new way every day. I guess if I had to type a mini-bio about myself for an event program or a dating site it would go something like this:
Larra Brogdon is a recently blonde art student from central Illinois. She loves art, music, being active for good causes, and most of all her friends and family. Larra loves going to local shows with her best friends and hates having nothing to do. Her greatest strengths are her ability to love people and her compassion for others; her greatest flaws are impatience and trusting the wrong people, which usually leads to heartache. Larra recently completed her freshman year of college and aspires to be a professional photographer. She drinks entirely too much caffeine, talks a lot, has a tendency to ramble, and loves watching movies. Larra loves bubbles and adventures in the wee hours of the morning, she hates the words 'moist' and 'crease' because she thinks they sound pornographic. She also has a penchant for useless information.
See?! Even that isn't all that short! I don't know how to only give people just a "little" piece of me. I'm a giving, enthusiastic person and when I trust and love someone, I throw my whole heart and soul into it. That's me, take it or leave it for someone else who will appreciate it.