Less About Me

Greetings,
My name is Alexandria Sage.
Thank you for stopping by. I welcome you.

As humans we are complicated creatures and cannot be summed up easily. So I have written this “less about me” page—meaning the shorter version. The “more about me” page, a different story of me—is longer. If you’re still reading this by now, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope you’ll read on … and get to know “less of me”, which may be all you need to know. But—just in case—there is always more.

I like …
words,
art,
flowers,
dawn, dusk,
history—all of it,
current events,
cultural trends,
peanut butter and jelly,
simplicity,
excellence,
hard, exhausting work.

I have …
a red four-wheeler,
the sweetest canine,
two fierce, outdoor felines,
a lovely dwelling place,
great health that comes at a high price,
a fulfilling job,
compassion for the lonely and lost,
enough.

I can …
keep a secret,
water ski,
grow flowers,
sing.

I struggle with …
the usual insecurities,
failures,
and frailties
inherent in human skin,
a chronic disease,
man’s cruelty to man and beast.

I love …
family, friends,
the smell of children,
the stories of old people,
solitude,
the Holy Scriptures,
God the Father,
Son,
and Holy Spirit.

I am …
a loyal friend,
passionate about nearly everything,
including sleep and play.
Loved deeply by my parents, husband,
children, and siblings.
A truth seeker, truth examiner,
truth finder.
Intrigued by philosophy,
a dedicated student of the Scriptures
and follower of Jesus Christ.
So fortunate.
Old enough.

I need …
love, mercy,
patience,
kindness,
forgiveness.

I long for …
legacy,
significance.

I want …
to decrease sadness
and increase joy,
to make a difference for
… everyone.

Peace,
Alexandria

Leave a comment

51 Comments

  1. Nice to meet you, Alexandria! I enjoy your blog. Have a lovely day! :-)

    Subhan Zein

    Reply
  2. Really lovely intro. Tells me all the important things about you…that at the heart of everything you are joyful.

    Reply
    • What a nice compliment! Thanks for the visit and taking the time to comment.
      I’ll visit you some time.
      Peace,
      Alexandria

      Reply
  3. Just a quick note to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award. See this post for morr info: http://theretiringsort.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1834&action=edit&message=10. If you choose not to accept, I certainly understand – but I hope this will bring you some new visitors, no matter what you decide. Thanks for your interesting posts! All the best.

    Reply
  4. Excellent introduction Alexandria. Very concise. I feel like I know a lot about you already.

    Reply
  5. You are creative, clever and humorous so am very pleased to ‘meet’ you

    Reply
  6. Love your about page, and much appreciation for putting me on your blogroll.

    Reply
  7. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, especially given the lateness of the year! To see more about the award and this nomination, please visit my post at http://theretiringsort.com/2012/12/18/a-year-end-gift/ – All the best!

    Reply
    • Oh my! Honored again! Yes, I will accept and the other as well. No stretch of time this week but before the year’s out I will!
      Thank you so very much!

      Reply
  8. Hello Alexandria,

    You have a nice blog here and I am sure you are a loyal friend. Keep doing what you do, Alexandria, and you will be another light in the heart of humanity. :-)

    Also, I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Alexandria:-)

    Subhan Zein

    Reply
    • Dear Subhan,
      It is never to late to wish a wonderful 2013. I thank you for such nice compliments on my blog and for taking the time to comment.
      I enjoy reading the blogs I follow and read them as time allows. I do read and enjoy yours very much.
      Keep it up! Have a great day.
      Again, thanks for the compliments.
      Alexandria

      Reply
  9. Less is more…. :)

    I love your mission, powerful message. :)

    Reply
    • Thank you for all the visits and comments. I had a previous longer version (the “boring” one). Thought it best to sum it up like this!

      Reply
  10. A great introduction. I like your first and last name, especially your last name since it’s one of my favorite culinary herbs.

    Reply
    • Thanks for the compliments in every way. Mary is good name too. It’s dear to me as that is the name of my sister and grandmother.

      Reply
  11. And, you are a poet, too!
    I really enjoyed reading Less of You, and there’s more! ;-D

    Reply
  12. Love your, Less than post. :-)

    Reply
  13. Thank you for following me on my journey. I consider it an honor to have you follow along! You have a beautiful blog! Thanks again, and have a wonderful day!

    Reply
  14. This is an awesome about page…love it.

    Reply
  15. You describe yourself so beautifully. Thanks for sharing a piece of your heart with the world.

    Reply
    • I have a long story, too, titled More About Me but put the less version on the blog. I look forward to reading your chapters. Good for you using your skills for missions. Blessing to you, sister in Christ.

      Reply
  16. This “Less about me” summary is more than most people write on their About page. It gave me a very good idea of what you hold dear and what moves you….

    Reply
  17. It is wonderful to meet you Alexandria, thanks for sharing such beautiful photos and posts! Thank you also for stopping by ISLAND VIGNETTES! Love the name of your blog!

    Reply
    • Thank you so much. I’m honored for your compliments. Your blog sounds so interesting. I plan on visiting around there as well. Love the Caribbean, too!

      Reply
  18. I see them!! Daffodils… they’re soooo COOL!! ;-)

    Reply
  19. So wonderful to read about you, Alexandria! Thanks for visiting my site. Great blogs and pictures!

    Reply
  20. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better. Happy New Year. :)

    Reply
  21. Nice to meet you, Alexandria. Thanks for the follow.

    Reply
  22. One of the best ‘About’ pages I’ve read. Thank You so much for listing my place (hadn’t realized it until today!) and considering it “Really Good”. An honor, for sure.

    Reply
  23. This is beautiful. I found you via a comment you made on another blog:) You mentioned the Mississippi River and Cape Girardeau…I grew up on the Mississippi too – in Northeast Arkansas where my family still farms. I blog at Grace Grits and Gardening. I’ll be regularly following your blog. Yay! Talya

    Reply
  24. it was an honour to be here ,Regards , EM

    Reply
  25. By telling “less about you” you actually managed to tell a lot more than the average blogger. ;) I like your page and this:
    “I want …
    to decrease sadness
    and increase joy,
    to make a difference for
    … everyone.”
    Peace out to you too… May you bring joy in many lives. <3

    Reply
  1. Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award | The Retiring Sort
  2. Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award | The Retiring Sort

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 601 other followers

%d bloggers like this: