I’m not cool.

Today I read a quote on Instagram that said,”I would rather get punched in the face than have to say a fun fact about myself.”

So, so true.

I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve dreaded and sweated the moment where I am required to tell a room full of strangers something interesting about me. Part of this is my social anxiety, and then also because I see myself as a little uninteresting.

I sit and list off in my head all of the things that I like, and I know it’s probably the most mediocre-sounding fact about a person there could be. Then I attempt to stretch the truth. Case in point: I have been in snow (which I have) so I could like snowboarding (which I’ve never tried) and they don’t have to know that. 

I see myself as so boring that I would straight up lie to fool people I don’t even know. I haven’t, but I’ve been close. 

I always end up mumbling something and sit down, beet red and in need of an escape route. 

Then there are the times where my husband laughs at my jokes and my sister says she wishes she could draw like me reminding me that we all have abilities, talents and hobbies that are different. Mine are not as exciting as sky diving from the edge of the atmosphere (no one wants to watch me read) but they are what makes me unique. 

Uniquely uncool. 

3 thoughts on “I’m not cool.

  1. Erin March 6, 2017 / 23:26

    Lovely and relatable. I too do not relish the stand up and tell us about yourself moments..😩.
    Funniest thing…I think you’re one of the coolest people I know.
    Cool-ness factor is oh so totally subjective isn’t it? Whatever you’ve got, I like it 🙂 and I will
    continue to always make an effort to be a part of your life ❤
    Totally gonna say it……
    “Now that’s cool. YEAH.”

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  2. Sheena March 6, 2017 / 23:25

    My least favorite question is “what do you do for fun?” I feel like a deer in headlights, like I’m supposed to produce some kind of a phenomenal answer, which I don’t have. What am I supposed to say?
    Sky dive
    Bungee jump
    Paint and Sip?
    Adopt Syrian children?

    GNC had it right when they trained their employees to ask “So what are you into?”

    In the end, we are just people finding the simple things in life that make us smile and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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