Today I'd like to share some stuff you might not know about me.
You know that Facebook challenge that happened 10 years ago?
Where you or your friends wrote about your favorite meals and where you'd like to travel - and then tagged a bunch of people?
Kind of like that. Only back then, I was way too nervous to post anything remotely personal on Facebook. I was scared.
This was also the period of my life where I'd anxiously text my brother, "Can people see this picture? How do I tag? Is it up?"
The "Social Media Figuring Out Period" was real and long for me.
Anyway, I'm in your inbox right now so it feels a little more personal :)
Plus, I just want to hear all about you, too!
I think it's cool whenever you connect with someone over *seemingly* random stuff.
So without further ado...
Some Stuff You Might Not Know About Me:
I love flower essences and I make blends for my family, clients and friends.
My favorite show is The Golden Girls.
During grad school, I was a probation officer. The highlight was connecting women with jobs.
I'm trained in Gestalt therapy - it's more about the mind-body connection vs. traditional psychotherapy.
I have a 3-year old Scottish Terrier named Patton. He's feisty, independent and secretly sensitive.
I didn't know I wanted to be a therapist in college. I graduated, did Teach For America and realized it was something I loved.
My first concert was The Beach Boys. It was the Full House episodewhere the Tanners get "stranded" on a desert island and find their way to a Beach Boys concert.
I love astrology - I'm a Taurus Sun. Capricorn Rising. Aquarius Moon.
My brother and I watched Silence of the Lambs way too much when we were young.
I was the Assistant Director at a weight loss clinic in midtown Manhattan. We'd take our clients on field trips to the grocery store. It was awesome.
The first time I saw a therapist was in college and I was SO nervous. "What am I supposed to say?!" But it was the best experience. She was so kind and real.
I once asked a famous director how to spell his last name when I was a 20-year old entertainment industry intern. Eek! He was gracious and I swiftly realized I was in the wrong line of work.
I love following your intuition and doing whatever feels right for you, even if it doesn't "make sense" in the moment. Life always has a way of guiding you in the right direction!
What's one thing people might not know about you?
Not the thing that people might guess, but the thing that's a part of you - a little random and a little fun - it can be from the past or something happening right now.
Your favorite food? Your guilty pleasure TV? A random job you once had?
Example - I was a cocktail waitress at a bar in Grand Central! Not a really good waitress, btw. Lots of spilled drinks and people walking up to me with their credit cards because I was slow.
Or maybe you have a strong intuitive side or you've always known you were an empath / sensitive person?
Maybe you've traveled somewhere and did something cool like learned a different language or went sky diving.
You have things that are unique about YOU. And you might just forget about them from time to time.
I know I forget. I'm busy thinking about the future and where I want to "be" that I forget about what I've done.
You don't want to stay stuck in the past. But it's fun to reflect on some of the stuff you've done or things you do when you're not busy adulting.
So hit reply and let me know something about you!
You have a story, special gifts, and history that are all a part of your beautiful life <3
I love hearing from you!
From my heart to yours,
Devon McLeod, LCSW
PS "Treasure the things about you that make you different and unique." - Karen Kain
PPS Another Fact: My parents put me in "Golf Camp" when I was 12 years old. I ditched and started a Pog Tournament in the women's locker room. But, I *think* I still know how to putt.
PPPS Here's a pic of the day I met my Scottish Terrier, Patton. My lovable little feisty guy :)