you should know about me

Posted: October 13th, 2010 | Filed under: life | Tags: | 10 Comments »

I’m speaking at the Relevant 2010 Conference next week. I’ll be around a lot of people I’ve never met and I don’t talk a lot, so here is my cheat sheet for those wanting to get to know me:

  1. I’m five feet tall.
  2. I’m not shy or stuck up. I’m quiet.
  3. Don’t ask me where I’m from. It’s a long story that starts with my mom being a gypsy, has 11 foster homes in there somewhere and ends up with me saying:Β ‘I was born in Utah, but never lived there. I’ve lived everywhere, but nowhere long enough to dig in roots. I don’t think I want roots, maybe too much of my mom in me. So, yeah, I’m not really from anywhere, but I live in Missouri for now.’
  4. You should know why I write.
  5. I like to have the kind of conversations you need to take your shoes off for.
  6. I clip coupons and forget that I have them.
  7. I have four little girls and they’re my favorite part about me.
  8. I’m misunderstood often enough to keep my walls up until I know you ‘get me.’
  9. I have four tattoos.
  10. Humor is the key.

If you don’t usually fit in, if you’re quirky and/or if you have a ‘past’, come find me.



10 Comments on “you should know about me”

  1. 1 Sisterlisa said at 7:18 am on October 13th, 2010:

    Love it! I was so blessed to have found you online..and thanks to Sarah Mae of course.. I have spoken of you to all my local friends and I'm thrilled to get to meet you. I used to clip coupons and forget them I stopped wasting my time. haha

    I like this blog post..I may have to do one like this too. I have 2 roomies that barely know me at all. πŸ™‚

    I bet you and I could sit in a room and sip coffee together and say nothing at all and just be content and happy without the awkwardness of 'having' to say something..and we'd walk away saying what a lovely time we had.

  2. 2 Sarah Mae said at 7:21 am on October 13th, 2010:

    I'm saving some "shoes off" time just for you.

    Thank you for being a speaker Serena – so honored!

  3. 3 Serena Woods said at 7:39 am on October 13th, 2010:

    Lisa: I can't wait to meet you! Yes, do a post so I can have a cheat sheet for you, too!

    Can't wait, Sarah Mae! πŸ™‚

  4. 4 Kat @ Inspired To Ac said at 7:56 am on October 13th, 2010:

    Love it!

    I've been wondering if I'll fit in at the conference. I'm not much of a "girly-girl" – I don't like crafty things or care about cute bags. I prefer Best Buy, running or a bookstore to the mall.

    4 days with 200 women. Sounds fun and a tad overwhelming.

    Hope I get a chance to meet you.

  5. 5 Serena Woods said at 8:00 am on October 13th, 2010:

    Kat: definitely find me! I'll be the one sitting in the back, sipping coffee and wondering if I'm the only one who forgot her deodorant.

  6. 6 Kamille said at 8:28 pm on October 13th, 2010:

    Although I'm not going to this conference (have looked at it from time to time), I can't help but think I too would be in the back drinking coffee (never wear deodorant–what does that say about me?) and the craft corner would most likely be out.

  7. 7 Serena Woods said at 4:04 am on October 14th, 2010:

    Kamille: Some of us just don't need it (deodorant) πŸ™‚ I think it's because we were born smelling like angels. I'm pretty sure angels smell like cotton candy. Almost positive.

  8. 8 Sarah Pinnix said at 3:55 pm on October 17th, 2010:

    I love this Serena! I can't wait to meet you this week. I sent you an email, and missed one from you a long time ago {blush}

    I love how you just put it all out there and are REAL! I could listen to your YouTube videos all day. πŸ™‚

  9. 9 Faith said at 4:58 pm on October 24th, 2010:

    I was blessed to meet you, if only for a moment. I enjoyed your words, your inspiration and your energy.


  10. 10 Lindsey @ A New Life said at 11:02 pm on October 25th, 2010:

    So blessed to have been able to hug you this side of heaven πŸ™‚

    (Thanks for enduring my hugs by the way!)


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