Sometimes these prompts are not enough to warrant a whole post, so here’s a roundup of some short ones!
How my career makes me feel
Gonna go with blogging here: it makes me feel happy. The fact that I can sit here in my house and type things that make a difference in other people’s lives is super rewarding.
My biggest professional goal
Well, at this point it’s really just to get my R.N. and become a nurse. That feels plenty big from where I sit right now!
One word I would describe myself with
My biggest flaw
Ha, well, as I just said, my unassertiveness.
I am assertive in public and with strangers, but my assertiveness is inversely correlated to how close my relationships are. The closer the relationship, the more likely I am to “go along to get along” rather than being open, honest, and authentic.
Something I think people are too worried about
There is so much data out there about how the vast majority of child abuse, child abduction, and child and adult sexual assault is perpetrated by someone who knows the victim or the victim’s family.
And yet, people are so vigilant about strangers and so blind to the possibility that abuse could be perpetrated by someone they know and trust. It’s a misdirection of energy that leads us to regard decent strangers with a distrustful eye while we blithely offer unconditional trust to the people most likely to be perpetrators.
Do strangers sometimes perpetrate these crimes? Sure. But we behave as though it’s mostly strangers when the truth is the other way around.
Want to answer any of these?
Pick and choose what you’d like, or do all five!