WHO AM I?

“PETRICHOR” – THE SCENT OF RAIN ON DRY EARTH

I’m a thirty-something woman originally from a small, wet country but living under a hot sun, many thousands of miles away from home.

I’ve spent most of my twenties and thirties trying to “find myself” but, hmmm, I haven’t quite managed it. I tried to be a teacher at one point, and moved to a small village to teach, as that was the only place I could find a job. However, that was possibly the most horrendous experience of my life, so I moved back to civilization as quickly as possible.

By day, I now work in a cubicle as a customer service agent; by night, I harbour dreams of singing and writing professionally, but I seem to be too scared to take the plunge into either of those fields.

Maybe one of these days I’ll get over my crippling perfectionism, non-existent self-esteem, self-doubt and fear of failure, and will actually be happy, creative and unfulfilled. Until then you will just have to put up with all of my depressing blog posts. Sorry!

8 thoughts on “WHO AM I?

  1. stephenpaterson September 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm Reply

    Where’s the small, wet country? UK? Or is that destroying the mystery?

  2. petrichoric September 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm Reply

    There’s no mystery, Stephen, but you’ll just have to keep reading to see if you can find out! There might be some clues, or then again…there might not be.

  3. SilverTiger January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm Reply

    As an inhabitant of a small, wet country, I have come to pay my respects to another 🙂

    I believe I have sussed out where you are from but I won’t spoil things by saying it. If you want to know what my guess is, you can get in touch via the email address on my blog. (But only if you want to, of course. No obligation.)

    Cela m’intéresse aussi que vous parlez français couramment.

    • petrichoric January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm Reply

      Hello, fellow small wet country inhabitant! It’s actually not too hard these days to work out where I’m from, as I do mention it from time to time now. In the beginning, I didn’t want to mention it, as I thought it could blow my anonymity, but it ended up being too strange not to mention it. I think it’s enough not to shout it out from the rooftops on my homepage!

      A propos du français, j’ai vécu en France pendant dix mois, dans le midi, mais il y a longtemps…

      • SilverTiger January 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm Reply

        Yes, I should have waited until I had read more of your blog. I was amused by the reference to a certain breakfast food which gave the game away! (I take it salted myself, actually.)

        I have actually read the whole of your blog now, just in case you were wondering 🙂

        • petrichoric January 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm Reply

          So, you like it salted, too? Maybe you have some Scottish blood somewhere in you?!

          Wow, I’m amazed you’ve read my whole blog, and somewhat flattered. I didn’t think it was worthy of having someone read the whole thing. Now I feel guilty, as I haven’t been over to your blog today at all. I promise I’ll get over there soon!

  4. ultrarunnerbrianphilpot April 6, 2010 at 11:04 am Reply

    Always look up! Some say running is to run from something, I say I’m running too get to something!

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