As part of my Day Zero Project, I will be answering the 50 Questions That Free Your Mind. For each of these, I will blog an answer and then it will be linked here as well. Some of these will have longer responses, some will be extremely short. But by the end of the Day Zero Project, I will have answered all of these.
No. 15: What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
It’s funny when you come across a question like this in this series.
Is this a question about talents? About how I live my life? About things I do with others?
So, I’ll go twofold with this question.
The first part is that I think I’m a little more loyal than many people. And that’s not always a good thing. For example, when it comes to work. I have always thought of myself as a hard worker. I may not always be the best, but I’ll do everything in my power to get a job done right. And that means remaining fully loyal to the point where sometimes I can get “kicked.” Maybe skip a sick day or two when I’m feeling crappy to make sure I go to work and not make life hard for others. But I don’t think this is different from a lot of people in that I know many people who are like this.
Could it be writing?
I have always been a writer of sorts. I had my first article published in a newspaper when I was in 8th grade and have followed that path for much of my life. Though I don’t usually like to talk about it, I feel I am a strong writer. I have improved over the years and now I think I edit my own work better and am a better writer overall. At the newspaper I was most recently at, I won or shared six awards. Those are things I am most proud of. It’s humbling when recognized by your peers for the work you do.
All my traits aren’t positive. I procrastinate — a ton. And that’s probably not something I do differently than most people. I sometimes slack at things, but I’m sure many others do the same.
So this seems like a question that’s a little more “out there.”
Let me answer it this way, as I don’t feel any of these questions have a fully right or wrong answer.
I am me more than most people.
I live my life in a way that I feel is best for me. Sometimes, it’s not to the benefit of others. Sometimes it might be. But I’ll often say what’s on my mind (not always a good thing), and I always try and follow the right path. I’m not saying I have always done the right thing, but I try. I know turns I’ve taken in life have led me to where I am. I can’t go back and turn an opposite way. But I look at it this way — there are so many good things in my world now, that’s it’s not worth getting upset because I took that turn. The other turn could have been better or worse.
So I’m me. A lot more than most people. In fact, I’d be shocked if there was another me out there.
And I’m happy about that. Hopefully, in the upcoming year, I’ll be more happy about it in a new place of employment and with a better outlook on this world. Then the happier me can come out and be even better.
But the writing part — I’d lean toward that as well!
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