Friday, August 22, 2008

"Favorite" is overrated!

Since I am new to blog land I was reading some posts and realized a lot of people tell their story, or explain who they are and what they like to do, or they may simply write about things they like. This took my brain on a trip of trying to describe myself. Now I could tell you facts, such as where I grew up or what extracurricular activities I was involved in however that only allows you to skim the surface.

I had an Agricultural Education Teacher (FFA Advisor) that once told me "Ivy you're a jack of all trades but a master of none." Now he did not mean that as a compliment because he said it at the end of a conversation where he was very disappointed in me. i had not done anything wrong I just didn't do what HE wanted me to do. You see I was involved in everything! Well not chess club but I was involved in many things and I enjoy doing MILLIONS of things! When I am filling out surveys I HATE when they ask what is your favorite _________. I never can think of an answer because in many cases I do not have a favorite I just have several I would consider in the top ranking.

So I have officially decided that "favorite" is overrated. I love the water, skiing, jet skiing, fishing, camping, hiking, running, 4-H, FFA, rabbit hunting, shooting (riflery and archery), scrap booking, photography, dancing, rock-climbing...the list goes on and on and on. It is very true I enjoy WAY too many things although I love it because I have experienced more than many people ever will. And as for being a master of none, I'm fine with that because I don't want to force all my interest in just ONE direction. I like going and doing and things always changing. So will I ever post about who I am? Well not in entirety but I'm sure you will pick up pieces of me here and there, and since no two minds think alike you'll just have to come up with your own analysis of me from your point of view. Luckily for everyone here on earth there is always more than one point of view. Encouraging isn't it?


Nate and Elizabeth said...

Totally agree. I have definite, specific dislikes, but a huge pool of things I love...

poison_ivy777 said...

Perfectly put!