So the fabulous Fritzi Marie invited her readers to make "hanger art" to describe themselves with. Well, I often joke about having multiple personalities and being a bit of a chameleon who gets to choose just which person she will be at the moment. Perhaps it is from trying for years to fit into a family that is not quite me. Perhaps it is from always having friends from different social circles. However all these personalities developed, I truly enjoy the uniqueness of them all.
My hanger: I'm not exactly happy with it, it was a rushed job done while watching a movie. I just worked with what I had easily available v. putting time and effort into it. I would have added something to do with bunnies, marriage, family, my dad in particular, art, and school. But with paper writing and the piles of work I have to do over the weekend, this was the best I could do in time to participate...
Let me break down the personalities for you.
I'm a bit of a rocker chic. I like being edgy, tough, and confrontational. I enjoy the punk and emo looks but listen to heavier music.... my friends always laugh at the IronMaiden concert I thought was such an exciting way to spend a wedding anniversary. My mom actually agrees with me that I look good with blue hair. Or purple. or whatever...
Then there is a totally other side of me. I enjoy being dressed up, classy, and elegant. (I also have a love of birds and so the feathers are a bit overdone on this side). I can pull of diamonds and fur better then most snobby preps I know. I love black and white movies, the opera, the theater, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, fine dining, and expensive champagne. All these things can make be proud as a peacock and I enjoy strutting my stuff in dresses and gowns. I think this side also goes into my Bri Vandecamp personality of the perfect wife and hostess... I'm all for heals, aprons, and pearls and really do bake goods for my neighbors and friends.
But there is also a side that is very down to earth, woodsy, and free spirited. I enjoy camping and hiking. I'm fine "roughing it" and find that it is the best way to relax and refocus. I love nature and enjoy being outside. As a kid I would climb trees and stay up there for hours studying birds. One of the first "when I grow up" jobs I thought I might have was a naturalist who would study plants and animals... much like Darwin.
I think my strongest personality that is present in all the others is the spiritual, motherly, "helper" side of me that really does believe that it is my job to save the world. My friends all know they have my "mama bear" that is willing to protect and comfort them at the first sign of distress. That role might require that I be soft and cuddly or brave and ready to attack... and I'm always ready to do either. And while I'm not religious, I am spiritual and do believe in transpersonal interactions. A believe that I am here to make a difference, that I am here to do good, and that my life is meant to be one of service.
All these personalities can be a bit much to handle. And I'm a bit of an odd bird. I think my friend Chelsea named it best when she jokingly wrote a description of me as,