Do you ever have that lurking feeling of inadequacy? I'm not beautiful enough, not smart enough, not interesting enough? As a perfectionist, I tend to harp over my flaws day in and day out. Weaknesses, failings, shortcomings: you name ‘em, I've obsessed over them. This list was far too easy to compile. If I wrote one of things I'm great at, that could take weeks. By listing your flaws, you give yourself permission to pursue your genius.
1. Talking about my feelingsThose are gross. Talk nerdy numbers to me all day (Clearly I'm an ESTJ)
2. Any sport where you have to throw or catch a ballThus I played tennis and ran track in high school.
3. Short term memoryRecalling what I ate for lunch, dates, names, song lyrics, or where I last left my keys is a daily struggle.
Imagine my struggles in Sydney when I can’t even find my way in my own hometown. I can’t read maps, I miss road signs and exits, and have no natural sense of where North is.
5. Not speaking my mindThere exists literally no filter between my brain and mouth. You know how they say honesty is the best policy? I take that to the extreme. I've kept it professional at work meetings thus far.
6. Having “just one drink”
I have college to thank for that.
7. Talking about myselfParticularly my strengths and successes.Thus I’m writing this post on my mediocrities. And don't even get me started on interviews.
8. CookingOr anything domestic for that matter. A prime requirement of my future husband is to be the chef of the household. They tell me I better make some good money.
9. Staying awake for an entire movieWho am I kidding, I struggle to make it through the first 20 minutes. Boyfriend hates me for this.
10. Clean eatingTotal fat girl at heart. Gimme all the cookies!
11. Not eating an entire bag of chips in one sitting
Seven servings my ass.
12. Making decisions
Whether it's what dish to order at dinner, picking out my outfit in the morning, or what to buy at the grocery store, you're going to need to give me time to make a fully calculated decision. Who knows, I may make the wrong one?
13. Gaining weightFreshman 15 would have done me good.
14. Being spontaneousTaking risks was never my forte. But hello Australia!
15. Painting my nails
They end up looking like a 3 year old's masterpiece. The right hand is a whole nother story.
16. DIYI have not a creative bone in my body. Scrapbooking and photography are the exception.
17. Eating breakfastI know, I know mom, the most important meal of the day. I don't get hungry until my body wakes up...at noon.
18. Reading books "just for fun"
I used to be a huge bookworm until college hit and all I had time to read were textbooks. I haven't done much pleasure reading since.
19. Peer pressureFOMO is so real, my friends. Resisting the temptation to go out with friends instead of catching up on sleep and saving money (and my liver) is no easy task.
20. Keeping in touchThere are so many people I think of on a regular basis while in Australia, but when it comes to actually picking up the phone and calling, I drop the ball time and time again. Text me, maybe?
21. Accepting failure
The perfectionism trap.