Happy Tuesday #Jontourage,
Welcome back to the “Classy Gent Chronicles”, where staying classy is the only way to be. On this week's edition, read about my new secret admirer.
So last week, I am minding my business and I get this message on Facebook. Generally, a good rule of thumb for those who want to be on time for work is to stay off social media until you are fully dressed. However, that’s not what I did at all. I got a very interesting message I just HAD to click on. This is what the message says…
Before we go any further into the story, let me explain to you why I opened the message in the first place. So the night before, I noticed that the app “Profoundly” on Facebook is back. Profoundly is an anonymous question box where people could ask you questions or make comments. It was up for a while earlier this year then it was shut down due to someone getting hurt. Sunday, I am online and I see one of my Facebook friends posted their Profoundly account on their timeline. Although I had no expectations from posting that I had a Profoundly account, I am trying to do a better job of being more social so I figure it won’t do me any harm. Sunday before I went to bed, I posted that Profoundly was back. Then the next morning, I get that message.
I’ll be honest, I was not expecting it. Most people when they hit me up ask about goals or just say how they are proud of me. So now you’re probably wondering, how did I respond? Well, let’s read it below...
“Well .... this is a surprise considering I don’t show romantic qualities on social media like ever
So let’s see...
1. If you definitely want me to show up, just wave a movie ticket or some Panda Express in my face and I’ll be there with bells on.
2. I am definitely much more of a sit down restaurant kind of guy compared to carryout spots. Ideally the most fun would be us cooking the meal together because home cooked meals are dope.
3. I love deep conversations. FYI I don’t like being told my dreams are too big because if I hear that, I can honestly say the conversation will die shortly after that
4. I like outdoorsy stuff so walking, time by the lake is always cool
5. I like to learn so some type of workshop or DIY session would be a lot of fun
6. I’m competitive so something that we can compete in is fun. We can sit next to each other and play IMessage games for all I care . Escape rooms are fun too.
7 I LOVE LOVE LOVE productivity sessions so vision boards, reading, or just sitting around working on goals together with our laptops.
8. Been getting my faith game stronger so I’m definitely cool with us going to church together
9. If it’s a concert featuring Mya, Bruno Mars, Amere, Black Eyed Peas or Childish Gambino... I’ll definitely go out.
10. I love volunteering so spending time with serving meals to the homeless or spending time with senior citizens would actually be fun.
This sounded really boring to type out loud but this is me. Hope that helps”
Yes, I really said, “this sounded really boring to type out loud…”
The concept of discussing romance online is still a little weird to me but life is teaching me to not be so guarded over time. The interesting part about the whole thing is that I don’t consider myself to be unapproachable so I wonder why no one has said anything to me directly. I’m terrible with hints so I prefer the direct approach but hey, different strokes for different folks. I don’t know if they will ever come forward and honestly, I’m okay if they don’t. It’s nice to be noticed...
Moral of the story: Continue being yourself because you never know who is watching. There is truly someone out there for everyone. If someone were shooting their shot to you, comment below with what should they know?
Remember, in order to live out your dreams, you have to think it, feel it, live it! Until next time, stay classy...
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Jonathan C. Harris is no stranger to leadership, hard work, or success. At the age of ten years old, he earned the right to be a guest weatherman for a day on Fox 5 DC News. He has already received over 100 honors and awards including Forty Under 40 for Prince George’s County, MD, TEDx Talk speaker, American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Outstanding Men’s Program, high school Valedictorian and the Kiwanis Club Citizenship Award. Raised in Fort Washington, Maryland, he has served in leadership positions his entire life, from being the manager of the school store in elementary school to the president of the Homelessness Awareness Club in middle school to the president of the National Honor Society in high school.