After publishing my post yesterday I felt a heavy weight on my shoulders and The Spirit kept nagging me about something. I couldn't figure out what it was and I wasn't willing to be still for long enough to actually discern what He was trying to communicate.
But this morning He was more forceful about it. I tried to be productive and to ignore Him for the time-being... putting it off til later. Until I was ready. Then it hit me:
“Lauren, you'll never be ready.”
I can be really ghetto at times... I snap my fingers, I say “girl” a lot, I say “shoo” (as in “shoot” but really it's “shoo”), I “holla” at people, I dance around in my pjs to Montel Jordan, I raise the roof, and I even do a mean booty shake. I have attitude, sass, and lots of gumption when it comes to speaking my mind.
This quality doesn't get revealed with normal first-time introductions... you have to get down to the nitty gritty to see this side of me. Here's a tip, if you want to see this side of me right off the bat, do something to piss me off. (But really, please don't.)
Because of this endearing quality (really, just ask my friends, it's endearing & hilarious) I have a tendency to say things with candor and without sugar coating it. I don't shy away from the tough topics, I don't tell you what you want to hear... I tell the TRUF! People tell me that this quality is valuable and refreshing. I really hope they aren't just placating my ego.