Anyone else see Alyssa’s prompt “what you hope people receive from you” and suck in some air? This is one that really gets deep and gets your gears turning, am I right? All at once everything and nothing came to me. We all want to be that cool person that says “I don’t care what people think of me.” But let’s be honest with ourselves, shall we? We do in some way, at least a little. Not everyone is going to like you, and that is cool I get that. And you shouldn’t live your life tip-toeing around to please other people or getting them to like you. At the end of the day though, whether you like me or not…what I want you to take away is that I am Nadine. I want people to at least say, well at least she is genuine and true to herself.
Because I am here to tell you, I am the same person no matter what situation I am in or who I am with. Sure, I might be more reserved in a professional group or around people I don’t know…but I am still Nadine. I might filter my use of cuss words around elders and children…..but I am still Nadine. I might not express my views of politics, religion, or what football team I root for to every person I encounter…but I am still Nadine.
And honestly, I really want people to just think I am kind and clever. Because when it comes down to it, I honestly do have good intentions. I want people to feel like I listen, respect their opinions (even if they are wrong) and just feel comfortable around me. Even if I am awkward sometimes.
I want to be a place for laughter and support. Where you know you are going to get an honest answer. I am nothing if not honest.
What do you want people to receive from you?