My twin, the beach and stuck couches.

I had been thinking a lot recently about my latest blog(why does nothing always trump insecurity?) and a handful of events seemed to unfold this past weekend that made me learn even more about myself. Do let me share…

Well first off, Friday evening I met my male twin!! It was crazy to see myself in someone else! And I realized just a little bit how people view me, except for the fact that we are of the opposite sex. He is fun-loving, passionate, hyper, spacey, loves people and has a desire to help them, has a terrible memory, is a dreamer and is always late. He’s slightly  fashionable, eats healthy, loves running(and other sports, which isn’t so much me) and makes funny comments and remarks at times. CRAZY I tell you. Because this, and of course some negative things that we really don’t need to talk about(ha!) decribe myself too! I guess you could say that meeting him was thing no. 1 learned; it’ s not ALWAYS good to be fun and spacey.

No. 2 goes sort of like this…on Saturday I went to my good friends lake house with a few other friends. The drive was a good 2 and a half hours so on the way there we delved into great conversation of the economy, our minds, and our futures(some of my favorite topics). On the subject of our minds, we each tried to figure out what our thinking process was. Each of us are extremely different and so we all came up with, of course, different definitions/conclusions of the way we think. To make a long story short I figured out that my thinking is, in general, positive and simple. Unless of course I’m in a stressed out mood where I feel like over-dramatizing everything. Try it sometime…thinking about the way you think can get taxing soo be prepared to stretch your mind…

And last but not least, on my way home from said trip, I received a call saying someone I knew was coming to buy furniture from the house I was housesitting-so we scurried home to help them. Upon arrival we all realized that the couches to be sold had most likely grown since being put in the house and looked far to big to exit peacefully. So we began taking measurements and moving tables; we removed wall decorations and took doors off. And finally we started the task-to get the couches up the stairs and through the kitchen and living room to the U-haul waiting outside. These people who were buying the furniture just happened to be my old youth pastors when I was younger. They are both fabulous and hilarious people so that alone made the process seem less impossible. So the four of us gathered our strength and some of us our wits and gave it a shot. We got maybe halfway up when the middle of the couch got stuck in the door jam. It wasn’t about to move. I am not sure what was funnier, the thought of my boss coming home to find a couch she had hoped would have been gone, stuck halfway into her kitchen or two of the people helping, being forced to stay in the basement because of no way of escaping. To make another, what could be long story short, I figured out a way to get it unstuck. With a bit of twisting and jiggling, pushing and turning, the couch was rammed through which resulted in a few scrapes to the walls and the person as the top almost falling into the sink. We all laughed and hoorahed and talked a little before realizing that two hours had gone by and we all looked like zombies. Everyone trucked out and I headed to bed. I began to muse…I am soo not book smart. Now, I understand that getting a couch out of a doorjam does not necessarily constitute book smarts but it would give a glimmer of some intellect. Of that I think I have. However, I believe mine more resides in the field of people and relationships. Because I know this is what truly matters in the end. I’m almost positive I chose to grow up this way; focusing my attention more on people, instead of how fast the speed of light is. On how people communicate instead of on inflation. (I just want to insert that I do know what both of these are; I am just using them as examples 🙂  

So I realized this weekend that not only do I use the word “so” way too much when writing but that I am not dumb or slow, I just choose to focus on other things. Things, that in my opinion, matter more. It doesn’t mean I am not going to school or still trying to further myself(graduating in December after four long years!!) but my goal, purpose and intent is to improve myself a different way. It’s crazy how much one can learn about her(his)self over the span of a few days. 🙂

About aphromite

I only live to serve something. I only give to help something. I do right because wrong never did anything good.
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