The other day I was stalking a new blog, don’t judge you know y’all do it too, when I stumbled upon Keating from High Heals and Combat Boots’ post about her flaws. I think to often we see our flaws as bad things. Things that we need to fix so that people will like us. That might be true about some of them, but I also think that even with all our flaws – whether in our physical appearance, emotionally, mentally or our personality – we are beautiful in our own way. One of the best things in life is finding people that see all your flaws and loves and accepts you anyway.
I’M A PLANNER… BECAUSE I’M A PROCRASTINATOR
I like to know whats going on. I’ve gotten good at dealing with it when plans change, but I need to have a plan going into things. Having a timeline for things like going out of town for concerts helps me to feel more in control. I like to know how much time I have to get things done so that I know how much time I have to procrastinate. Whoop! There it is! There are times when I feel like I’ve really procrastinated on getting things done, which is probably true, but as long as I have a plan then I know how long I can put off doing things. Like packing my house. Now that I know I’m moving on July 22nd, I can figure out the absolute last day I can get away with starting to pack and still be ready in time.
I AM AN OVER-THINKER
I will go over things from a thousand different angles to come up with every possible outcome if given the time. I’ll try to justify it by telling myself that I just want to be prepared for whatever the outcome might be. I’m a planner remember. However, the truth is that I just over-think things. I haven’t decided if it’s a good thing or not. Maybe it depends on the situation. I know I do this. I hate that I do this. I’m working on not doing it as much.
I LIKE TO HAVE THINGS A CERTAIN WAY
I’ve always had my OCD tendencies, but this is something that has gotten way worse since I’ve been living on my own. It’s surpassed my need to have the toilet paper put on the right way and turn the volume up/down in increments of five (something I’m currently trying to overcome by doing increments of two, I’ll let you know how that goes). Now that I live by myself, I’ve gotten used to things staying the way I leave them. I don’t have to worry about someone coming in after me and moving things. I hadn’t noticed how bad this has gotten until I had company stay with me for a weekend and I was constantly going through to fix things.
Anyone who really truly knows me knows that this is 1000% true. I’m right even when I’m wrong. Tell me that I can’t or shouldn’t do something and there’s a good chance that will only make me want to do it more. It’s something I’ve been working on.
I’M NOT A MORNING PERSON
This really isn’t a secret to anyone. I wrote a whole post about my morning routine which pretty much based around me not having to talk to people to early and not being rushed so that I don’t bite someone’s head off. About a month ago I had some friends in town and they staid with me. That first morning we were all up around 7:00 after not going to bed until 3:00. They were making breakfast and I found myself hiding out on the floor in the closet texting the girls saying “lord help me.. they’re morning people.” After about 20-30 minutes I had enough coffee in me to join the group without it turning into a mass murder and the day was great. When I’m tired I just need to be by myself until I have enough coffee in me to silence the grumpy voices in my head. Just ask SS, she’ll tell you all about it.
What are some of your flaws? Are they things that you’ve accepted or do you still struggle with them?