Recently, an organization I'm involved in asked me to fill out a form so they could put up a bio of me on their website. Now, some of you may be thinking "I much prefer answering those questions to writing a bio." Allow me to change your mind. Here is a sampling of their questions.
1. Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
I'm a little anal, so I spent a few minutes trying to figure out if they wanted three words that described me that started with A, B, and C...You see where I'm going with this? My mind easily made the linkage for word A and word B, then my filter came on and screamed: bad words-bad words-bad words!!!
I chose athletic, broadminded, and cranky. Erased cranky and wrote crazy-busy. Yes, I know. I got stuck on my ABCs.
2. What are your three favorite things?
Now this can really get a girl into trouble. You can go the politically correct route (my pets, my children, my significant other...might want to reverse that order). Or you can go with honesty and the things you really enjoy (wine, coffee, sitting outside and drinking wine or coffee). Either way, you sound really boring!
3. Do you have a philosophy of life?
Did anyone else hear my head thunk? Let's go with cliches for $500, Alex: Carpe Diem!
Where do people come up with this stuff?
How would you answer the three questions above?
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Melinda Curtis is a USA Today bestseller. Her latest Heartwarming release is Make Me a Match, an anthology with Anna J. Stewart and Cari Lynn Webb.