I'm sure you've already read a dozen or so posts about this weekend's Brit Mums Live conference at the Brewery in London. I won't bore you with more tales of how wonderful it was (it was!) or how amazing it was to finally meet the lovely peeps that I've been chatting to virtually for up to two years (Rachel from Mid 30s Life, Michelle from Mummy from the Heart, Louise from Team Lloyd, Hayley from Downs Side Up, Spencer aka @SAHDandproud, Fran from Mother Venting, Tinuke from Circus Mums, Older Mum and so, so many more - squeeeal!) or how scary and then releasing it was to finally 'come out' in the blogging world and allow people to put a face to an anonymous blog (eeeeek!). I won't mention how brilliant Sarah Brown was *nods* or how sad I was to miss Ruby Wax and the Brilliance in Blogging Awards ceremony on Friday as I didn't arrive until Saturday *sniff*.
Ruth Myers on the Cuticura stand. Ruth is a Forensic Handwriting Expert who has worked for the crown prosecution service analysing suspect documents - coo! - and check out her celebrity signature analysis. Interesting stuff.
First Ruth measured my emotional foundation and how I react to life (gulp). She studied the paragraphs I'd penned and summised that I'm logical, non-judgemental and fair. So far so good. She said I had rather large writing which shows a broad perspective on life and on the repercussions of my decisions, a low boredom threshold and a need for variety. That is SO me. Repercussions? I study them for hours people, hours. Drives OH insane.
Next she looked at the slope of my writing, it's angular apparently, which shows that 'yours is the reason why', I have an investigative mind. True I suppose, I'm always interested in the background to things (Marmite for example, how the heck did that come about?).
In terms of my goals she said they are practical to high, although my willpower isn't always 100%, and I have an optimistic attitude to success. I like to take control and lead others (in other words I'm bossy, correct) and appear to be extravert while keeping things hidden. I'm guarded and secretive too apparently, but shhhhh don't tell anyone.
She also told me that I'm not competitive (also true) and assertive without being aggressive (yes I was particularly assertive with the guy who cut me up the other day). 'You don't want to succeed at the expense of others' she said. Quite so.
The way that I write my 'd's' shows that I'm stubborn despite all attempts at logic and reason (am not!). I'm apparently also determined, reliable, conscientious and individualistic. Who knew?
And guess what, I'm a people person. Well, one look at me randomly hugging people I've never actually met before on Saturday could have told you that.
So who am I really? Am I the sum of all these things? Yes I suppose I am. And more, I hope. It was fascinating having my handwriting analysed by Ruth. Thanks to Cuticura for bringing her along.
"However the world tweets you, don't let it change the way you tweet the world."Wise words indeed.
See you at Britmumslive 2013. I'm already planning my trip.
Images courtesy of britmumslive and Ruth Myers.com