My friends, however, claim I resemble Mary Bennett in my actions, and I admit they are right. I watch others in their love affairs but feel far removed, and hide behind my attempts at becoming accomplished.
But I fear I am sounding too morose. In reality I see myself in some of every Jane Austen character. I love laughter like Lydia, reason like Eleanor, and appear shy like Jane. And outside of the Jane Austen sphere, I live to ski, travel, and for the next adventure.
And with my lovely friends and excellent family, I live in a happily ever after...