After the nightmare of my last discernment “The day I realised I was boring“, I was rudely reminded again this week when I finally had to write an ‘about me’ for my company’s website.
I’ve worked for this company before but stupidly I didn’t save my little bio. I did save the picture! – I don’t photograph well and photos always fall on the day that my acne flares up, I was very pleased with myself that I remembered to save it last time. It’s not particularly good but it’ll do.
Just the bio to update.
I got through the usual business stuff, my background, university, the things I’m good at and what I specialise in etc but then I got to the last line.
“She’s from a small town in the north of England and in her spare time she enjoys…”
I have no idea
What hobbies do I have? None.
Well, none that make me sound interesting.
I sent the question out to my friends, the replies I received amused me but didn’t seem professional enough for the website.
“In her spare time she drinks.”
“She enjoys being asked to leave from supermarkets for laughing too loud in the greeting cards aisle”
“She enjoys pressing all the noisy toys in shops and then walking away”
“In her spare time she gets into embarrassing and weird situations that no normal person would have to deal with”
“She likes to sleep.”
All of these are true and all of them are things I enjoy in some way but none of them seem appropriate.
Since I’ve had to put something, I’ve gone with the generic “she enjoys cooking and painting”. I do enjoy painting and I’m not sure about cooking but since it fills most of my free time I’ll leave it in. The only issue is this makes me seem like a boring 80-year-old or a house wife in the 1950s. I’ve promised our website designer something a little more exciting but I’m failing to find inspiration. I’m back to the hobby search.