When you ask someone to describe you in three words, what do you hope those words will be? We all see ourselves in a different light but we often fixate on our own worst traits long before we embrace our shining qualities. If I could choose three words to best describe myself, I’d choose adventurous, unpredictable & intense.
I live for adventure. The older I get, the more I try to let my senses embrace the world around me. I sold Jennie the Jetta last week and in the 17 months I had her on the road, we covered 79,823kms together. My body craves new sights, new roads, new tunes, new tastes, and new people. The more I explore, the more satisfied I am when I fall asleep at the end of a long day adventuring. Conversely, the more I explore, the harder it is to sleep sometimes because I can’t shut my mind off either replaying what I experienced that day or out of pure excitement for what I’ll see when I wake up.
My unpredictability is reliable if nothing else. You’ll never know what end of the province I may be in at any given time. You may never know when I’ll show up out of the blue. It’s never known what outlandish story will come from my lips next. I don’t belong to a set group of friends – I’m a drifter at best and it’s a title I embrace and cherish. Blame it on being desperately impulsive or blame it on my wild soul but I like living without a set algorithm or schedule because I can guarantee I’ll never be bored.
Finally, my intensity. It’s a trait that will forever be both a blessing and a curse. I live with great intensity. I love with enormous intensity. I laugh with intensity. I feel with an intensity that’s too much sometimes. I care too much. I think too much. I’m too intense for some people to handle and to be honest, it’s too much for me most times too but again, it ensures I’ll never be bored.
So, what three words will you choose to describe you and your life?
If it wasn’t for my adventurous soul, my unpredictable lifestyle and my intense personality, I’d be crazy bored, my Instagram feed would be bleak and my stories would blow so I’m forever grateful I am the way I am. Trust me when I say I have no intentions of changing. Speaking of Instagram, follow @hilaryhendsbee to keep up with my road trips, explorations and all around good times – I promise it’s fun and not a bunch of duck face, over filtered, teeth whitened selfies!