When I was little I genuinely thought I was psychic because I had a knack of knowing how other people think and felt. I figured out later that I am just very receptive to body language, subtleties in tone, and facial expressions. Since I'm constantly putting myself in others' shoes, I find it easy to appreciate just about everyone I come across. Now I'm a lot more skeptical on my "psychic powers".
I'm an HSP (highly sensitive person), which basically means I have a sensitive nervous system. I'm acutely aware of subtleties in my surroundings and am more easily overwhelmed when in highly stimulating environments like amusement parks or parties. Life in general can be more mentally and physically draining than for non-HSPs. Before I learned to deal with it, one could usually find me hiding in a closet or tucked away in a corner trying to hide from everything.
Regardless of this, I find public speaking very easy and almost look forward to it sometimes. This puzzles me because I generally don't like the proverbial spotlight. I spent a lot of my childhood performing and touring nationally and internationally, so that's probably what quashed my stage fright.
I push myself into trying new things... things I even predict that I won't like. I don't like assuming I can't do something just because the thought of it makes me uneasy.
I'm atheist and agnostic (which, by the way, don't necessarily exclude each other). I am still learning, but I've come to a point where telling others that I'm 'atheist' gives me a sense of freedom I've never felt before. I am very much interested in seeing this country distance itself further from dogma-related policy.
Although seemingly contradicting, I have fairly high self-confidence but very low self-image. I won't allow others to take advantage of me, but I don't think of myself very well. That is one thing I've been actively working on lately.
Right now I don't know what I want to do with my life. I spent a good deal of time working towards being a music teacher. Then due to unfortunate circumstances I moved and changed my course of study to music therapy. I was a few semesters away from a degree and licensing, but I felt lost regardless. A bit of a quarter-life crisis, I suppose.
Wow, I sound like a catch, so far, huh? If you're brave, forge onward.
I'd really love to develop some more friendships. I have a couple close-ish friends, but not many I can really talk to about what is in my heart. So few people have the kind of patience and emotional intelligence it takes to crack into my heart. But I'd love to be able to get to know some more people and understand and support them in return.