I’m going to tell you a secret about my husband: he wants to be a spy. Seriously, if he could go back in time and learn stealth, agility and how to look inconspicuous, he would be a spy. Loves the movies, loves the books, loves anything about the genre. So, when I read that a spy museum was opening up in the city, off we went.
Now, Spyscape is kitschy, and a bit silly, but we loved it!!! Basically you go to kiosks and answer questions about logic, risk taking and personality. There are a few active rooms where you try spy techniques. Personally, I loved the surveillance room, where you don a headset and need to look around the room and spot what your handler is telling you to look for. So much fun.
After you complete all the circuits, they tell you what your spy job would be based on the answers and abilities you possess. My husband was assigned Agent Handler. I was a hacker. I was actually a little bummed because I always thought I would make a good profiler. But hacker it is.
Why hacker you ask? Well, here’s a little secret about me: I’m a math girl. After going through all the tests, my math skills are what stood out above all else. I get those questions where you have to figure out what pattern comes next in a sequence, or which number is next in a sequence. There it is, my dirty little secret: I’m good at math related things.
I see patterns. I can draw a correlation between two things that seem to have absolutely nothing in common. I’m an analyzer of information, and I’m really good at it. My brain is fueled by logic.
So what’s the problem? Well, I don’t want to be a math girl. I want to be a writing girl. Every day I try to be a writing girl. My goal is to write a novel, so every day I go against my natural type to try for something else. Some days it is easy to blog and to work on my book: other days it’s a slog. But I keep going.
And that’s my little message for today: no matter what anyone says, be true to yourself. Go for your dreams. Though maybe you’ve been labeled as a hacker, that shouldn’t stop you from being a novelist. Now you try it: fill in the blanks.
I’ve been labeled a ________________, but it’s not going to stop me from being a _______________.
What are your words?