Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 24 {My Three Worst Trates}

I've missed a few of the challenge days, but not this one.  This one is WAY too easy, I hate to admit.

In fact it's easy enough that I am going to have a hard time just choosing three.  Yeah, I'm one of those kinda melancholy people who has maybe a bit smaller self esteem than I should.  Or maybe it's an "I always feel like I have something to improve" attitude.

Whatever it is, this one is super easy for me.  ha

1.  Procrastinator

Yep, I am one of those people that puts things off all of the time.  I put off work, I put off calling people, I put off getting my hair cut, I put off going to the doctor and dentist, I put off writing blog posts, I put off everything that sounds overwhelming to me.  For some reason I think if I put it off, it might go away.  Funny thing is, sometimes it does and I get proud of myself for not having to deal with it. {grin}  It's harder to stop procrastinating than you might think.  I DO work at trying to improve, and I have gotten a little better through the years.  One of the ways I have improved is by making myself take care of the stuff I don't like to do first before I do the fun stuff.  Not super easy for a procrastinator like me. 

2.  Collector

I don't know if this is a trait or not, but for me I would consider it one.  I love to collect things.  I have countless BOXES of stuff I have saved through the years.  I have all of the letters I have ever gotten from my pen pals, all of the cards that my hubby and I have given to each other, and lots of gifts people have given me.  Every time someone gives something to me, I am scared to give it away for fear they might ask me if I still have it.  Problem is, people DO ask me.  They must know me well.  {grin}  I pretty much keep everything.  And I like to buy stuff, thinking I will use it someday.  SO, as you can tell, my tiny little house is pretty much stuffed full.  I am really trying to work on getting rid of things that I am not so fond of, and making sure that if I buy something I actually have a purpose for it. 

3.  Melancholy

For lack of a better word, I am just a little bit melancholy.  Not too much, but enough to be a bit of a problem for me.   I sometimes have low self esteem and am very sensitive.  I feel like I am deeper than most people most of the time.  This creates a problem with friends sometimes when I feel like they don't care about me as much as I do them.  I just naturally see people in need and reach out expecting the same from them.  I pretty much expect that people can read my mind and see what is really bothering me or how I really feel.  Logically, I understand I am deeper than a lot of people, but emotionally I still get hurt easier than I would like to.  I've been trying to let go more often and not take everything personally.   Easier said than done. 

Now, that was actually harder than I thought it would be, laying all of my weaknesses out there in the open for everyone to see.  Hopefully there are a lot of you out there who did the same so I don't feel like the only one.

I am linking up with Story of my Life for her Blog Every Day in May Challenge.

1 comment:

The Happy Type said...

I identify with your collector habit...let's call it a habit, not a trait. ;) I SWEAR I am going to purge my collections soon....yea.

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