I have spent half an hour considering how to introduce myself. How best to let you know who you are dealing with?
Perhaps I should tell a funny story? Of course, once I think about it, I can't come up with anything that could be considered at all witty or entertaining. Humour is hard to do on command.
Perhaps I should throw labels at the screen, in the hope that if I describe myself in enough stereotypes, one might resonate with a reader? I can think of many labels that could describe me superficially. But none that are compelling or insightful enough to make a proper introduction. Besides, that would be boring.
Perhaps I could simply launch into an anecdote about me? But even this doesn't sit right with me. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to introduce myself and make friends before I share.
And who am I to portray myself as anyway? I could focus on my best points, carefully
constructing a perfect image of a woman.
I could simply begin with a picture. If I was to glamorise myself, I could pick a photo like this:
...and thus, lead you to believe that I am always beautiful and fashionable. Of course, this is not true. These are rare photos, from when I was thinner and more vain. And, as such, I feel they are misleading and not representative of who I really am.
I want to be honest with you all. So, in addition to my beautiful photos, I am also going to show you what I look like when I wake up in the morning. This, I believe, is important. Because when you imagine me in the stories I will tell in my later posts, I would like you to imagine me as I really am. Also, I think it will make you laugh, and that will help break the ice between us.
Are you ready? If you faint of heart, you may want to tab out for a moment and take a deep breath. I'll understand.
In all my bespectacled glory! In all honesty, though, normally I look somewhere between the two extremes I have posted. Feel free to picture me how you wish.
I hope to post many stories on this blog, and I hope you will find my style of sharing interesting. In the meantime, maybe we can be friends?