Usually my six-word phrases consist of "Can I have the credit card?" or "Can you super size that, please?" and Grahm's personal favorite, "You're really going to wear that?"
When I started thinking about summing up my life in a mere six words, I was surprised at how challenging it was. Words like "McDonald's fries," "cookie dough by the pound," or "I have this really weird thing were I like to pluck people's eyebrows" came to mind. I figured though, this was meant to be a little more serious than a laundry list of junk food currently clogging up the cellulite pipes in my backside, or my weird desire to rip hair out of someone's face (strangely gratifying).
This is what I came up with: Seeker of acceptance, stories, and laughter
I think, in a way, all of us are searching for acceptance in some way. I'm not exactly the first. We all want to feel normal. Understood. Valued. I've definitely found this to be true in my own life; I'm constantly seeking acceptance from those around me like a lost puppy, "Pleaaaase loooovee me!" Every day I'm incredibly thankful that I married a man who, for some strange reason, accepts me just the way I am.
Stories are something that I'm always pondering. It's a weird way of viewing life. Either I'm reading a story, completely enraptured in its world... or I'm creating stories in my head. I think it's part of the quirkiness of writers. We're always staring into a stranger's face, creating their past, passions, and current pursuits... or we're scribbling down some stroke of brilliance or observation we've just had that we want to remember for a character.
And if you know me at all, I love to laugh. Really, I think it's God's greatest gift to human life (besides grace and Ryan Gosling). Laughing just makes everything better. Grahm often tells me I laugh in my sleep. I really like to be around people who can make me chuckle, and I try (entirely too hard) to make everyone around me laugh.
I think the great thing about these six-word memoirs is that they'll constantly be changing depending on your stage of life. It'll be interesting to do this again in a few years. Who knows? Maybe by then I'll have found some acceptance in the writing world by publishing a story that made someone laugh.
What are your six words? Link up with Sarah, here!