Inspired right back by Claudia and some other conversations that I have been having with fellow bloggers I have decided to take this introduction thing a lot more seriously. When I began this blogging journey I was excited by the slight anonymity. As someone who has often been wrapped up with body issues it was nice to not have a body - just a voice. I didn't want to give away too much at first. I agonized about what to put in my profile. What did people need to know? What would they WANT to know?
I've enjoyed the beginnings of this trip but I have also loved the emails that I have shared with people. I've enjoyed getting to know people's children, people's jobs, and how they feel, what they think and what they are doing. I've loved getting to know new friends through their words alone.
Knowing that I am a Canadian and that I live in the UK isn't enough about who I am, so I'll tell you a bit more. I am a 31 year old ex-teacher. I took one year off after university to travel a bit and after two stints waitressing, a few years and several trips back and forth I ended up living in London teaching high school. A crazy year and lots of decisions later I was living in a coastal village with the love of my life and not teaching anymore. It was a big year!!
I took the test that Alexandra suggested and found out that I was an ENFJ. That translates as a 'Teacher-Intuitive.' The description appeals to me: "Idealist types search for their unique identity, hunger for deep and meaningful relationships, wish for a little romance each day, trust their intuitive feelings implicitly, aspire for profundity. This is the "Identity Seeking Personality" -- credulous about the future, mystical about the past, and their preferred time and place are the future and the pathway." I love this!
I am afraid of the dark and of mushrooms and I don't like to eat seafood. I have a ridiculously sweet tooth, am addicted to blogging, and am an uptight traveller. My full first name is Meghan. I love walking outside and writing. I am very easily hurt and can be an extreme worrier. My secret dream job would have been to work in Jim Henson's Creature Shop. (Ha ha ha! This is sounding frighteningly like a personals ad. )
There is another glimpse into who I am. I promise I will not make any more lists for awhile. The picture above is the one that I was going to put on here - but in a last minute bit of bravery I have attached this one. This is me. Hello! It is very nice to meet you.