About Me

I’m not a huge fan of ‘about me’ sections, they remind me of those awkward ‘get to know each other’ games you have to play when starting new jobs/clubs/ courses etc. ‘We’re going to go round in a circle and tell everybody our names and an interesting fact about  ourselves.’ Instantly, panic sets in as I desperately try to rack my brains for something to say that won’t make me seem like a complete loser. All memories of sky diving, bungee jumping and elephant training on my 5 month travel disappear out of the window along with any recolections of graduating university with a media degree . The closer it gets to my turn the blanker my brain becomes.  The first person’s fact has already been blown out of the water by Miss’ I play 8 different musical instruments’, whose parade has since been thoroughly rained upon by Mr ‘I’m a practising warlock’.  And still, I’ve got nothing. Nada. Bupkis.  Zip. Zilch. Diddly Fucking Squat. There are no interesting facts about me. Oh God, I am the world’s most boring person and in a couple of seconds the whole room is going to find out…  And then it’s my turn. I can’t be that cringeworthy person who just doesn’t say anything. I’ve got to go for the first thing that comes into my head and say it like I mean it.

 Hi. My name’s Joanna Brown. And I quite like cheese.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 17:19:25

    I know theres more to you than you know


  2. Lynn
    Apr 08, 2017 @ 13:39:19

    I don’t think I’ve read a better ‘about me’. I hate those ‘let’s go around the circle and get to know each other’ things! The panicky feeling is so real while you try to remember what there is about yourself that’s the least bit interesting and it all flies out the window. My most cringe worthy ‘get to know me’ was when I was out to lunch with some fellow writers. The outspoken one of the group decided it would be fun to introduce ourselves. They’d all had published books in various genres and I was barely getting my feet wet. One gentleman was a war vet who wrote historical nonfiction, or whatever it was, but it sounded important. My biggest accomplishment at that point was that I’d had a cushy office job for the previous four years and I was the proud mother of a 1 year old little boy. It’s scary to compare ourselves to others when really we’re all just at difference stages, and have different experiences in life. I quite like cheese, too!


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