Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Me

I, Amanda Torres, have a lot of sides to my personality.  So I thought I'd give you a short introduction to my many layers.  You know, so when you read the various topics on this blog you will know that it is just me who writes this stuff, and not fifty different people.  You'd better get your notepads out 'cause this is going to be long, and you will want to take notes.

I Am a Thinker

This is my thinking face.  Steven sees this a lot.  Always, always, always I have a thought floating in my head.  I obsess over decisions.  This drives Steven crazy.  I can't make a single choice without thinking and thinking and thinking about the best possible solution.  I get this from my mother. 
This particularity causes problems when I've finally reached a decision and Steven wants to deviate from my plan.  Since I have put so much thought into my final decision, it's nearly impossible to get me to change my mind.  I have yet to decide if this is a positive or negative quality about me.  That's gonna' take some thought.

I Am a Jokester

I'll be real honest here.  I think I am funny.  I laugh at my own jokes.  I say things at inappropriate times.  I'm sarcastic.  I kid most of the day.  I catch people off gaurd.  I think this is the one part of me that takes people by surprise.  I am not prim and proper.  I've only become aware that some of my acquaintances think this about me.  However, if I can crack a joke or point out the obviously funny moments in life, I will.  What can I say?  I like to laugh. 

I Am a God's Girl

Sound a little contradictory to the Jokester Me?  It's not.  It's just who I am.  God created me this way.  There's a lot of parts of me that need to change, but not the jokester in me.  You don't have to give up all the parts of you to be a Christian, just the stuff that needs to change.  I love God.  I love my church.  I love how the changes God brings me in life make me better.  I'm not sure I'll ever be the straight laced Bible carrying preacher woman, but I will share my story.  I will share what God has done and continues to do for me.  Well, I'll share after I've thought long and hard about the best way to share, and there will be a few jokes thrown in the mix.

I Have Not Always Been a Giver

Shocker, I know.  As much as I encourage others to give, I have not always been a giver myself.  Steven and I have always paid our tithe to our church, but that was it.  During the holiday season we'd donate to the Angel Tree, but my heart wasn't always in the right place.  It was just another thing to check off the list.  Even now I am often reminded that I can always give more.  Give more of my time.  Give more of my resources.  Give more of my finances.  I don't think I'll ever be done learning how to give.  I'm a work in process.

I Am a Huge Muli-Tasker 

More than once I've been asked, "How do you get it all done?"  My only answer is, "It's a curse."  I cannot focus on just one task start to finish.  If there is ever a down moment, I have to fill it.  Even with this blog, when I'm waiting for pictures to upload, or I'm stuck on an idea, I always have something else next to the computer to fill my unused time.  Even if it's for a minute.  Honestly, I function better when I have a long list tasks to complete.  It motivates me to get busy.

There are so many other parts to me, but that's it for today.  I can't go on revealing all of my glorious sides in one post.  That would put my awesomeness over the edge. See, I told you I was sarcastic!


Mom said...

Yes, Yes, Yes. You know yourself well. You are the wonderful you we all love. All those glimpses of you are part of God's masterpiece. I delight in you my child.

Michael said...

Yup, you are just like your mother - no doubt about it.

Alice said...

My big kids always say "mom, you laugh at yourself a lot!" I think my jokes are funny. Darnit!

Your momma's comment is so sweet :-)

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Love this post!! Love who you are! And love what you mama said about you! Wish I had a sweet mama like that! =)