Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tag! I'm It....

Sean Stone tagged me. The rules of the game are:
  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.
  • Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1) Contrary to popular belief, I’m very shy. I’ve always been. It’s not as bad as it was when I was a kid though. When I’m in a new environment or in a group with people I don’t know well, I sometimes have a hard time opening up and reaching some level of comfort.

2) My shyness may have something to do with anxiety. Though I carry myself in a confident manner, I can be self-conscious. I don’t want to make a fool of myself or say the wrong things. So I’m very careful of how I conduct myself.

3) Since I was a kid, I’ve had prophetic dreams. These dreams have included visions of future life events with people and in places that I’ve actually encountered. And when these events happen, it’s like déjà vu (“I’ve been here before….”).

4) I’m oblivious to the attention I get from people when I’m out. It usually takes people I’m hanging with to say that someone is checking me out or trying to get my attention before it registers.

5) Though I went to school for IT, I have a love/hate relationship with technology. Though many of our favorite technologies have become modern day conveniences, they lose their luster when you find out those who created them failed to consider the negative impact and disadvantages when these technologies are used for malevolent purposes. And those who feel the fallout from this the most, tend to be us, the consumers. With technology, the focus should be less on money and prestige and more on value, quality, security, and usability. (I could go on and on about this but I’ll save this topic for another day and another post! ☺ )

6) Since I was 11 or 12, I’ve written close to 900 poems, songs, short stories, and other prose pieces. I’m not one to boast but this is an astounding feat even to me. The issue I continue to have is figuring out the proper avenues for my work and the best route to go with publishing – independent or mainstream. I’d love to devote more time to this but the regular J-O-B is taking all of the limelight. ☺

7) Looking back on how much of my life has been devoted to performing, writing, and art, it’s much easier for me to express myself creatively than otherwise. It’s definitely a divine gift. I’m the vessel through which the creativity and the artistry flows. It’s not me—it’s through me. And I’m eternally grateful to the Creator for that.

Tag! You’re it!

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WhozHe said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I use to be shy like you, worried about making a fool out of myself. Then I realized there are bigger fools then me out there and those people who can't accept me as I am, those people who expect perfection, don't need to be around me. So I am who I am, take it or leave it.

E said...

Wow....we seem to be kindred spirits. I can relate to #1, #2, and #4. It's really cool that you've written over 900 works of literature. Maybe once in a while, if you haven't already, you can share one or two with us.

D.LavarJames said...

Nice blog. I can relate to pretty much all of these.

You should def look into getting them published, but I understand how a regular job cannhinder such goals.

BuddahDesmond said...

@ whozhe

You know, you are right about there being bigger fools. Just be yourself and all those who don't like it can step!

@ E

That's real cool. It's good to know I'm not the only who feels this way (or notices these things). That's not a bad idea. I'll make it a point to share a bit more of writing on my blog.

@ d.lavarjames

Thanks for the compliment. I'll definitely take some time out to pay you back in kind. And yes, the regular j-o-b can hinder such goals. But I've got to push myself a little more to make it happen. The new year is upon us - no time like the present, eh?