There is no way I’d write something like his if it wasn’t part of the Zero to Hero Challenge!
How does anyone know the reputation they have? I’ve just been shredding a lifetime’s references and if you believed them I’d be caring, competent, organised, excellent communicator etc etc but friends and family I’m sure would have different ideas. The only way I can think of, apart from references, is what people have said to me. Now, what they say to others about me could be completely different!
People always tell me I’m “strong” which I find amazing because I churn up inside about everything but I do know it’s a common perception of me because I’ve often been asked to represent people in difficult situations. My sister-in-law however thinks I’m strong because I eat fresh fruits and salads while resisting all creamy, greasy concoctions. I tell her I just don’t like them but she can’t believe that could possibly be true.
I have a deserved reputation for being interested in plants and animals though certainly some people would know me as a plant-killer-through-kindness.
In the past my reputation would certainly have been as a crafty/arty person but now it’s more likely to be as a photographer who doesn’t like to be photographed!
I believe my family would say I’m always there for them if they need help but the knowledge that my youngest grandson had faith I could even “make it rain” during the recent heatwave is a treasure. Of course I didn’t disappoint him, overhead sprinklers are there to be used!