I remember that in 5th grade the so-called "memory books" were all the rave. In case you're wondering, "memory books" were notebooks where children would write questions about love, friendship and whatever else they wanted and then they would give them to their friends to fill them up. Some of the questions were quite cheeky (especially if you had to write the name of your crush, who, most often, would also fill in the notebook). Those were first world problems, if you would have asked my 13 year old self.
Anyway, I'm digressing. One of the most asked questions in these eccentric notebooks of ours was "Describe me in one word" which has lately strengthened an idea I've been concocting for some while.
Are we all searching for that one word that defines us? And most importantly: Is there one word that could define each of us?
I've come to think that my word is "Interesting". Somehow, most people tend to describe me that way. Or at least my best friend does, and I tend to value her opinion quite a lot. But is it "interesting" something I can deal with? Is it the word I want to have? What is more, do I have any saying in which is my word, or do I simply have to deal with it? By chance, I happen to really like interesting. When I was little I had a friend whose word was clearly "Beautiful". Everyone thought she was beautiful and, most importantly, everyone knew she was beautiful. I don't know if everyone would have thought her word was "beautiful", but somehow, everyone took it for granted that it was. Back in those days I was a bit jealous, but mostly sad because my word couldn't be beautiful as well. I've never been a very self-confident person and being "beautiful" was never on my list, I was rather "smart" or "funny".
Nowadays, I've settled with "interesting" and I really love it. I'd rather be interesting than beautiful. I don't know what mistery lies in beauty, but I think there's definitely something appealing about "interesting".
Anyway, have you every thought about your word?
I was wearing
Topshop leather jacket
My mother's vintage skirt
Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses