Writing is a good way for me to search deep inside and figure out exactly who I am.
I thought that in writing about my non-womanly likes (and dislikes) would help me to stop comparing myself to other women who do enjoy crafts, baking, and romantic stuff. Honestly, I compare myself to these highly talented women quite frequently. It’s time that I recognize that though I have different interests, I am not less girly.
In connection with this, writing out my thoughts also forced me to look at the logical side behind my words. Since I am a very practical person, there usually is one.
For instance, my aversion to baking isn’t necessarily that baking isn’t fun, it’s that baking requires too many dishes and too much of my attention. With little ones running around my feet (or hanging on my pants screaming), I can’t devote that much time to one item. Also, as the resident dishwasher (literally we have no dishwasher), thinking about washing those dishes later in the evening is quite undesirable. Especially if I want to make an edible dinner for my kids at some point before bedtime.
As for crafts? They probably are fun, but my hands are so dry–no matter how much lotion I rub on them–that the very thought of touching paper screams paper cuts. Cringe. Even sewing and painting require me to be near textures that make my hands shrivel up in fear (and dryness).
(Romance is a topic of an entirely different post. Though I will say this, it’s all my father’s fault.)
Just goes to show, you learn something new about yourself when you take the time to investigate.