I Walk the Line

This post is not about Johnny Cash. Or donuts, which would be scandalously delicious right now.

So you know when you have an interview and they ask you things about yourself? I never know what to say. I have an interview for a paid internship (Mama needs some income) for the summer and I need to nail it. So, I started thinking about things I would say about myself. But then I realized, there are things that you say about yourself in an interview and then there are traits that you just try to deny to yourself completely. I am not going to go in there and admit that a lot of times I am insecure. That’s going to get me a job. (Sarcasm, it’s not) Which is also a good point, depending on the job I probably wouldn’t say that I am a sarcastic asshole because typically people don’t like that. (In my mind they are not clever enough to like that).

So, I never know what to say about myself, or traits/characteristics about myself. You know I am on this mission to figure myself out (I AM AN ISLAND DAMMIT!) but I do know 2 things that no one including myself would argue against.

1. I am the most stubborn person you will ever meet.
2. I am the most passionate person you will ever meet.

You probably can’t see it, but there is a very thin line between these two statements. I have come to realize that stubbornness and passion tend to go hand in hand. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not passionate about everything I do in life. Sometimes I get ideas about things I would like to do but then I realize how much work it would be and I just say, “Nah, it probably wouldn’t be as cool as I thought anyway”. I am also lazy.

But when I feel strongly about something or someone, I am all in. I try to tell myself I am not, but let’s face it, I am all in or not in at all.

Stubbornness-: unreasonably or perversely unyielding : mulish
Passionate- capable of, affected by, or expressing intense feeling

I think I get affected by intense feelings and then I refuse to yield about them. This is the whole correlation versus causation thing. I would have to do an experiment on myself to figure out if one caused the other. This seems like a lot of work and is something I am not passionate about so it won’t be happening. I just wanted to provide you with a scholarly outlook on the argument I am presenting.

I swear to you, I walk with one foot on each side of that line. I choose to believe that this results in more good than bad. At least I am not a flip flopper or a chameleon.

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