I'm a girly girl.
With a mile wide tomboy streak running right through my core.
I love to look pretty, wear soft summer dresses with my hair curling over my shoulders. I paint my nails silver or a muted shell pink, I wax, I pluck, I exfoliate and I slather myself in sweet smelling lotions. I'm told I'm elegant, that I carry myself with a degree of serenity.
I gather my hair into a high ponytail and pull on my sawn off denim shorts and a vest top. I thrust my feet into thick socks and hiking boots and I leave my face naked other than a swift lick of lip balm. I run headlong into things without thinking of the consequences.
I love to cook and bake. I freeze fruit, make jam and have a back order of blackberry and apple crumbles to make for friends and family.
I haul logs, I paint barns, I lie under cars and change wheels. I climb fences and trees, wrangle sheep and saw wood.
I love home making and crafts and making special occasions so special. I love birthdays and Christmas and spend as long looking for just the right wrapping paper as I do the gift or making the cake. I get ridiculously excited and enthusiastic by other peoples birthdays as well as my own and stretch them out for as long as possible.
Hey, I INVENTED the birthday eve remember? ;-)
I'm ridiculously happy and content sitting on a cliff path with miles of coastline stretching either side of me and a sea breeze blowing through my hair eating homemade sandwiches and cake.
I love to party, to play silly games, to dance and sing, drink champagne and eat sushi.
I love solitude and silence and stillness and peace.
I think and I feel and I love intensely.
I'm scatty, impulsive, accident prone and often stupid but I'm living my life in the best way I know how.
There are things I would change, do differently, undo ... if only I could ... but I wouldn't change who I am because, confusing as it often is, I only know how to be me.