Wednesday, January 21, 2009

That Pesky "About Me" Box

As I sat here debating the idea of starting a blog, I decided that whether I did so or not, it wouldn't hurt to go ahead & fill out my profile. Unfortunately, that decision put me right smack dab in the path of that odious "About Me" box. There it was, taunting me, expecting me to sum up my very existence in 1200 characters or less. And even though it was only implied, I instinctively knew that not only did those 1200 characters have to be informative, they should also be witty, fetching, creative, interesting, or at the very least create a sense of longing in you, the reader, to discover more. What a daunting task! It's not that I don't "know myself". Far from it. By the grace of God, I have a very healthy self-image & confidence in who He has created me to be. It's the summing that up in a catchy little paragraph that I find so difficult. Should it be "just the facts, ma'am" - age, location, marital status (yes, I am blissfully married, BTW), the fact that I've been a quadriplegic for more than 22 years? Should it describe my blog title, which is something I had intended handling in this, my first post, until that silly box derailed my plans. Should it describe my interests, my hopes, my dreams, my beliefs? You see my dilemma?

In the end, I left it blank & decided to right this instead.

So tell me what you think. What do you put in those boxes? What would you like to see in mine?


  1. I always thought you were a special young lady as a youth. Your a more special adult who has a awsome testimony for God.

  2. Well girl you have me now hooked on your blog. I hope you know you inspire me all the time with your spirit.