…who – me???

It’s the moment I fear the most when starting a new class/job/project/whatever: the introduction round.

It starts already awkward enough – the request: “So, tell us something about you!”

Then, it continues even more awkward – strangers staring at you, their eyes filled with anticipation.

It makes me want to bolt right through the emergency exit, screaming, arms flapping about. Like wings that won’t let me lift off despite my desperate yearning to do so.

Worst case scenario: the awkwardness culminates in yet another request, very popular among teachers and pedagogs (and, admittedly, I might have put some poor students in a similar situation myself, nobody’s perfect…) – icebreakers!

Just to relax the situation a little. You know. (What? That certainly doesn’t make me feel very relaxed…)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite willing to make a fool out of myself and at times, I even enjoy it. Quite a bit. But don’t they say first impressions are crucial? Now, how does that go together with your regular icebreaker?


Not. At. All.

So that’s the general feeling I get when it comes to introducing my wonderful self. I get anxious, my palms are sweaty and my stomach feels all tingly. Next thing you know, I blush, start giggling and God knows what else.

I’m telling you all of this because I’m overcome by a very similar feeling when trying to write something “about” myself as well.

Although I guess, I just did. Marvelous. It may not be my most notable attribute (at least I hope it’s not), but it’s something, right?

Introductions? I’m off!!!

7 responses

  1. I feel the same way as you described above! It’s not so hard to fill the “about” section on a blog for me, but in person I dread it!

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I think, people should just be allowed to prepare beforehand: write a short introduction of themselves to carry around in their pocket, a list of things you wanna be sure to mention – like people do when they’re nominated for some sort of award (which, in real life, wouldn’t be weird or anything, of course).

  2. I have more difficulty with my about page than any other post I have published. I feel quite the same way you do, but people want to know who they are reading about, at least the written version of you.

  3. hahaa this was so honest an ‘about me’ section!
    enjoyed your blog thoroughly!

  4. Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratulations! Check out the rules and details on my blog 🙂

    1. Hey back and thank you!!! I’ll check out the rules and your blog right away 🙂

  5. Hi Serendipity!
    I was doing some blog housekeeping and re-discovered your nomination for the Liebster Award, and I realized I never responded. Sorry about that. Things get away from me. I’m not sure if I’m going to do the exercise since it took me 6 months to put together the last compilation of that sort, but I did want to say thank you very much for thinking of me, and for being such a loyal reader for all this time! I really appreciate your engagement. Best wishes and happy blogging!

    Fairy Bear. 🙂

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