5 Secrets

we all have secrets1. I worry that people won’t like Truest— or even worse, that it will fade into obscurity within months of its release. It happens all the time.

2. I wish I was married and am envious of my friends who are. I need to move to Australia. Just about any boy with that accent will do. 😉

3. I’m a feminist. I’m only starting to say it to people.

4. A superbly written book will delight me while simultaneously plunging me into a manic state. I worry so much that I won’t measure up.

5. When I haven’t seen someone in a long time and we get together, I spend the whole time imagining they are shocked by how unhealthy I am. It makes it hard to enjoy reunions that should be special.

Your turn.

P.S. Do you know who owns this image? It’s everywhere online, and I’d love to give proper credit.

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11 thoughts on “5 Secrets

  1. Very awesome to know x Trust me, an Australian accent will end up annoying you haha! (I know, I’m a New Zealander 😉 ).
    5 secrets:
    -I like Hanson (argh – I know, it goes every musical cool thing within me!)
    -I write encouraging hand-written letters to women all around the world who email in for them: http://www.facebook.com/lovefromanniexox so if YOU would like some encouragement, PLEASE write in – I’d love to encourage the encourager.
    -I wear socks all the time as I have no feeling in my feet – the neurologist doesn’t know why all the nerves have died
    -I find it extremely hard to accept love – I am getting there
    -I used to lose my cool a lot and yell (only at home). Praise God because of the counselling and his healing, I rarely feel the need.

    Thanks Jackie xxx

  2. Isn’t it funny how differently others see us? I have no doubt that Truest is going to be great!

    Secrets? Hmmmmm: I’m a feminist. I’m a liberal. I don’t like sandals or flip flops. Sometimes I believe I’m too old to accomplish what I want to accomplish, even though I don’t believe that about others.

  3. 1. My name is……..hey wait a minute. You know it though 😉
    2. I have a belief in a minimal form of panpsychism.
    3. I’m generally very good at keeping others’ secrets. I’m somewhat an open book and don’t have much dirt except that I am an atheist with OCD which are generally considered 2 strikes. Atheists are the least liked group and mental illness doesn’t make my case better 😦
    4. I always think I’m fat even though I’m not, but I wouldn’t classify myself as having BDD
    5. I give off a vibe that I’m a prude even though I’m not….not by a long shot!

  4. 1. I’m worried that even after getting a degree in English that I’m not going to be a good editor and get fired, or even worse–no one will want to hire me.
    2. My boyfriend has been dating me for over a year, but in the back of my mind, I keep expecting him to leave one day because no one has cared to try this hard or stick around for me this long. The last time I had a broken heart was when my grandma died in 2002, and it still hurts me to this day. I don’t know what a broken first love would do to me, and it would be nice to never have to find out.
    3. I have made it my mission to always be kind and encouraging to others because of how painful my self-talk can be. The path to positive thinking has been a constant struggle for me because of the automatic pessimistic thoughts. I can give encouraging messages to others, but when I’m alone, my mind can be very unkind to me, and it’s exhausting.
    4. I don’t really go shopping anymore because I save my money for traveling. I have a wanderlust itch that itches more after it’s been scratched. There aren’t enough vacation days I can take away from work.
    5. Part of being an ISFJ is that I am super uncomfortable when I’m part of a conflct, and it will poke and prod at me and take up my entire mindspace to the point where I literally can’t do anything but think and worry about the situation. I’m still working on that. Also being an ISFJ, I allow myself to get used by people to the point where I am internally very angry with how unappreciated I feel after a while, but I can’t find it in me to say anything…until one day I burst and I say it rudely and hurt the situation and then feel miserable all over again.

    —As for your first secret about Truest, I am constantly worried people are lying to me when they tell me they like my stories, and I’m worried that if I ever finish one of my novels, that critics will tear all my hard work apart as if I wrote it in a week.

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