A brief account of a conversation with a Lyft passenger, "Irene" last night:
Irene: "Do you have children?"
Me: "Yes, I do as a mater of fact....I have five, What about yourself? Do you have any?"
Irene: "Well Happy Mother's Day! (followed by a moment of silence while the answer soaked in)...."Wait, did you say you had five kids?? (In complete shock and disbelief) "How old are you? You don't look old enough to have five kids....How is that even possible?"
The conversation then continued for awhile after that about our children, working, Mother's Day and such. Irene was very nice and I enjoyed our conversation. What is funny though a...
You know that phrase, "A person who wears many hats"? Honestly I've never been one for that saying, but today I touched on this topic for a minute during my @pretty.city IG LIVE story. I was explaining about all of the things that I have done last week alone and I was listening to myself speak and really it is fascinating to me. It's not that I think I am particularly fascinating or anything, but people in general are. How can we be so many things to so many people? How do we differentiate ourselves in who we "are" at any given moment?
I know for myself, I thrive on chaos, excitement, drama, a...
Remember when you were a small child and how easy it was to make friends. You could go to a play park, to school, or maybe even the grocery store with your parents and just start playing with random children that you had never seen before. When you're young, you have less inhibitions, less self doubt, and less influences about who you should interact with, in general. As we get older, though, we tend to be more guarded. We become more concerned about how people view us and therefore we make less friends and even when we do, it is hard to let people past certain barriers or layers.