I haven’t posted anything ‘me’ related lately and I love introducing myself to my readers through various personal articles and well, this is one of them. We all have these minor (or sometimes major) attributes that not so many people actually know about, even those who have known you for years. Some of my attributes are surprising, some are weird and some are just funny but read on to see for yourself…
1 • I CAN’T SAY THE WORD ‘STATISTICS’
It has been my struggle for so many years now and I mean, it’s sort of embarrassing because some people can say it with ease meanwhile, I just see it as a regular tongue-twister. I always comfort myself by saying that there are many people who struggle with this word too hence why we have the shorter version of it, ‘stats’
2 • I HAVE A NAME THAT’S 17 LETTERS LONG
I bet if you were to combine the letters of your first name and last name/surname, it still wouldn’t sum up to 17 or more. Lol. Yeah well, weird flex but I have a name that is 17 letters alone. It’s not really my official name and I have always assumed that it’s because it’s too long to be in any certification alongside my first name and my last name – it would be a whole paragraph! I never share this name because people could easily just forget about my first name and use that one instead.
3 • I DO NOT EAT SWEETS/CANDY
This is one of those things I tell people and their initial response is always, “You don’t eat candy?! What do you mean you don’t eat candy? Are you even human?” Lol uhh yes, that’s quite true, I am not a fan of candy. I probably was one when I was young but I can’t even remember. It’s really not like I choose to not eat candy because of health reason, I just generally don’t like it.
4 • I WAS BORN WITH ‘UMBHUMO’
I don’t really know the English word for this but it’s basically a protruding bellybutton [see image below]. When I say protruding bellybutton, I mean like reeaally out there. I actually don’t know why and how but as a kid, it never bothered me, I knew I had it and it showed through everything I would wear. I also don’t know why and how but as I grew older, it started getting smaller and smaller and I am really glad it did because I know there would’ve been a time in my life when I would be crazy insecure about it. I still have the little bump but now it’s not even noticeable.
5 • I DON’T LIKE HUGS
Yeah, I’m not big on hugs. If I can see that I can avoid it, I do so but I never reject a hug when someone is coming for one so I’m not completely a bad person. I kind of find hugs weird, especially those greeting/goodbye hugs – the ones you give someone today, tomorrow and the day after that. The only hugs I don’t really mind are those you get from someone you haven’t seen in a while (and it has to be someone who actually means something to me) and farewell hugs (if you or someone is going away for a while).
6 • I AM ALWAYS COLD
I am one of those people who sleep with socks on every night because my feet are always and I mean always cold. I recently started thinking that I am actually sick, this is probably some sort of disease that I don’t know of because there’s no actual way I can be feeling cold 24/7. It gets embarrassing sometimes because while everyone is walking around in shirts, I’ll be casually walking around in sweatpants and a sweatshirt (and probably still shivering).
7 • I AM VERY AGGRESSIVE
This would definitely fall under the ‘surprising’ category. Haha. Before you change your whole perception of me, let me be more precise… I am very aggressive, verbally! I am easily triggered by what people say to me and this is mainly because I am generally kind, helpful, welcoming and entertaining to people plus I am a petite woman and to people, that’s just a perfect combination because to them it means that they can walk all over me and say whatever they want to say and I will smile it off. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I cannot control my mouth when someone disrespects me, I say mean, harsh and rude things that I honestly never regret saying. I never let it slide so when you say something and I turn to you and say, ‘Angizwa?’ (come again/pardon) just go ahead and apologize because what follows after that will not be nice lol
8 • I NORMALLY SWEAT UNDER ONE ARMPIT
Weird, I know. I don’t even know what the explanation to this could possibly be. Whenever it’s too hot and I start sweating, it’s normally just under one armpit and the other one would be as dry as my texting apps. On the other hand, when I am exercising, I do sweat under both armpits and this is something I will never understand.
9 • I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CRACK AN EGG
Listen, I do not know how to successfully crack an egg. Whenever I try to do so, I either waste it on my hands then the york drops too and it’s over or I manage to crack it into the cup or pan but when that happens, there’s usually more shell pieces in there than the actual egg. Send help!
10 • I READ MY OWN BLOGS TO RE-MOTIVATE MYSELF
Whenever I am feeling low and unmotivated, my blog tends to be my go-to place, not because it’s my blog and I just want to re-read what I wrote, I do it because I always manage to find an article that is perfect for the situation I am in at that moment. If I need motivation on not giving up, I find it here, if I need a ‘clearer’ understanding to how life works, I find it here and if I need a good laugh, I find it here too. Recently, I read the article ‘Now is Not the Right Time’ and everything just made sense again.
That’s it for now,
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit more. Is there anything people don’t know about you that you would like to share? Feel free to do so on the comment section below.