Apr 24, 2012

The city of me

On my last Find Your Passion Work call, a question came up that really struck me. It's simple, fun, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it for days.

If you were a city, which one would you be?

My first instinct was Washington, D.C. I immediately rejected that because that's the city I live the closest to - it seemed like a cop-out to choose it. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how perfectly D.C. describes me.

I give you me, as Washington, D.C.

I have a rich history, that deserves exploring many times over - I have stories that are worth buying tickets to hear, and some that are not so great - but they all make me who I am today. I'm strong, and confident, and while I grow and change my core values are the same: loyalty, honor, equality, and the freedom to express myself - even if someone disagrees with me.

I am sometimes loud and occasionally obnoxious, but I come from humble beginnings. I've struggled, but knowing I can live how I chose is something I will never take for granted. 

I'm a bit of a chameleon. Just when you think I'm always serious, I surprise you with a bit of color and fun. (Business in the front, party in the back anyone?)

I'm a little bit political. I'm solid and I can be fierce. If you challenge me I'll bring you one helluva fight and even if I lose, you'll remember the battle.

I will always be here when you need me. I'll remind you of memories you'd forgotten, help you find beauty in unexpected places, and just when you think life couldn't get crazier I'll give you a swift kick in the pants for perspective about what really matters.
I'm constantly changing. I embrace trends but my roots are strong and help keep me centered when life gets a little too fast-paced.

I'm sturdy. I don't crumble under pressure, I thrive on it. I'm resilient and tenacious, and when push comes to shove I get things done.
At the end of the day you'll be tired, but you'll have great memories...and you'll already want to visit with me again.

If you were a city which one would you be?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aw, I love this! Makes me miss my trip to visit you last April!

Well, I think I'd have to say Paris. There are layers upon layers to that city, but if you take the time to explore, you can really get to know that city. I'd like to think I could be described as classic, somewhat unchanging, but also willing to embrace new things.

AshleyD said...

This is such a fun question. I'd have to think about which city I would be... maybe Paris? I loved reading your descriptions and getting to know you (and Washington DC) a little better.

KrissyCos said...

I love love this post and your rationale behind each description. Also I love that red dress you are wearing in the last photo- you look gorgeous.
As for which city I'd be, I think it would be somewhere that has a hard exterior but a loyal and soft center...maybe Boston? That seems too easy of an answer since that's close to me..will have to ponder this- thanks for making me think :)

Sarah said...

Ha ha, I love this! Sweet AND cheeky! I would also add you are an expert on traffic conditions :)

Megan said...

This was super cute :)

Anonymous said...

I just want to keep you in my pocket all the time.

If I was a city I'd probably be Minneapolis or Chicago. Historical, homey, down to earth and a bit introverted at times- but also outspoken and welcoming :)

Nora said...

Love this post.
I have NO idea what city I'd be. I'll have to think on it and get back to you... but I can totally see you as D.C. And love you for it!

Unknown said...

I would be Portland, Oregon because I am eclectic and full of art to my core. Crafting keeps me who I am and I will recycle as much of that as possible.

Amber said...

This is such a great post! I love it lady!

I think if I were a BIG city I would be Vancouver or Victoria. Liberal, colourful, laidback, outdoorsy. But I really like MY city too because of the homey, small-town feel which I think also represents me.

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