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What I Wish More People Knew About Me

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Several bloggers that I follow have been participating in a post idea started by Amber Naslund called What I Wish More People Knew About Me.

Her reasoning was that you can’t really know someone from seeing their 140 character twitter updates, blog or Facebook status. As someone who is borderline obsessed with social media, I agree and think this idea is fascinating.

So here goes.

What I Wish More People Knew About Me

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This is not where I planned to be.

Growing up in Arkansas, I wanted to move as far away as possible when I went to college. I had no intentions of staying in the state, and just knew I was destined to be a city girl. If you would have told high school Jessi that by 25 I would be married and own a home in Fayetteville just three hours away, I would have freaked. Yet now I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

I’m afraid my career will outgrow me.

I love that I get to work with social media and the internet every day, but I’m afraid that it’s a job for a young person. I can’t imagine myself being able to keep up with the latest trends and technologies when I’m 60 and that terrifies me.

I don’t want children.

At least right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love babies. But I also love to hand them back to their parents. I just don’t have the strong desire that so many women my age feel to have children so young. I know I’ve got plenty of time, but sometimes I wonder if the urge will ever come.

I have a really good sense of direction.

And I’m really short-tempered with those who don’t (sorry Jacob). I’m obsessed with taking the most direct route to get somewhere, and I pride myself on being able to navigate a new city quickly or find the quickest routes around town.

I want to see the world before it’s too late.

I don’t want to have to wait to travel until I retire. Traveling is expensive, but the takeaways far outweigh the costs. I’ve been to Italy, London, Paris and Cancun but have so many other adventures awaiting. Luckily, my husband shares my enthusiasm for seeing the world.

I love to learn.

If I could, I would be what my father calls a ‘professional student.’ I loved school and genuinely enjoy learning. I miss buying school supplies, staying up all night before a final, and sketching rough drafts of research papers.

I over-analyze everything.

This one’s probably the least surprising. I am a perfectionist and always second-guess my decisions. It causes me chronic insomnia because I literally can’t shut my mind off at night.

I don’t have many friends.

For a person who networks for a living. I do, however, have several small close groups that I love dearly. I’m still very close with my high school and college friends. It took awhile, but we’ve also finally gotten a good group of friends post-college. I don’t plan to let any of them go.

So there you have it. Maybe you learned something about me, maybe you didn’t.

What do you wish I knew about you?

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