Five Adjectives for You
Well, I have to say that this is a little difficult for me. I was at a Women’s Conference several years ago and we had to write out five characteristics that we loved about ourselves. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to think of things and I still only came up with three, which included such gems as, I have great hearing.
So, to think of five adjectives is quite difficult, especially when I’m trying to be positive. However, here goes:
- Wry – using or expressing dry, especially mocking humor.
This adjective is a double-edged sword. For the most part, I really enjoy dry wit. British shows crack me up and I’ve generally always played the straight man. Unfortunately, it does take a turn from time to time and I do tend toward the mocking, sarcastic, and mocking avenues. I’ve done much better in recent years and have taken the necessary steps to keep the sarcasm and cynicism in check.
- Anxious – experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
Another adjective I struggle with. Anxiety is like an old friend that rears her ugly head a lot more often than I would like. Blessedly, she’s been keeping her distance. Unfortunately, she’s still on the periphery lying in wait.
- Studious – spending a lot of time studying or reading.
Whereas I’m sure that this one can be seen in the negative, all I can think is the positive. I love books. I work in a bookstore. I love to read and to learn new things. It’s a passion. It’s one of the reasons that I make my reading lists. Reading in particular is very special to me because you get to enter different worlds, ones that I would never otherwise get to see. Also, as a wife and mother and homesteader, being an autodidact is almost a job requirement.
- Holistic – characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
I desperately want to be whole. I strive for it. Had I not already chosen ‘joy’ for my word this year, I could have easily chosen whole. I truly believe that the only way to true healing is by looking at the whole instead of the parts. To be truly whole, I must have healing in the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
- Fluffy – of, like, or covered with fluff.
I am really trying with the positive, but I just can’t help it. The best way to describe my body-type is definitely ‘fluffy.’ And by calling it fluff rather than other adjectives makes it sound much happier. It evokes better thoughts, clouds, whip cream, stuffed animals, etc.