Tom and I went to our first gathering of our new small group last night. It went really well, and we like all the couples. I’m not saying that lightly-it’s a huge group (8 couples plus a couple leading it), and everyone got along well. We pretty much just socialized and tried to get to know one another better.
One “getting to know you” game we did was one that had each person tear off toilet paper from a roll, pull each square apart, and then pass it two people to the left. However many squares was handed to you was the number of things you had to tell the group about yourself.
I had 5 things that I shared with them, and as I thought over those things later, it occurred to me that all the “random” stuff I shared that no one would probably guess just by looking at me is stuff that anyone who reads this blog would already know. In fact, since there were only 5 things to share, there are more things you know about me than they do.
You know I am accident prone, love photography and am trying to learn more about it, and love to sing. You know I have allergies (well, maybe that’s news to you. But I do. I’m always sneezing/coughing/sniffing.), how I met Tom, and that I taught Spanish to pre-schoolers for a year and a half. You know I love kids and that I nanny. You know I would be working for the zoo if I could get normal weekends. You know I’ve done p90x, and, sadly, how my backfat looks when I’m not working out or before I start a workout program. You know that I sleep walk/talk/punch/etc. You know I love shoes. You know that Tom and I thought about starting a family this year and then changed our minds. You know I have a garden and very little idea of what I’m doing with it. You know all about my car problems.
You know a lot of things about me. Because even though I don’t mind the average stranger knowing these things, I don’t typically share them the first time I meet someone. I will, however, start a blog and start spilling out all of this random information about myself online where anyone could read it.
This is a strange world we live in.
Make me feel a little less insane, please, and share some info about yourselves that people wouldn’t know just from looking at you.