Blog Every Day in May, Day 24: My 3 worst traits

Friday, May 24, 2013

This is how my day off from work progressed:

I got up around 10:30 a.m.. I had every intention of getting up earlier, but the 10:00 p.m. showing of The Hangover 3 was cancelled last night, and we got bumped to the 10:30 show. We got home around 1 o'clock this morning and after all of the birthday festivities, we were exhausted. (And the movie? Meh. Kind of disappointing.)

I had a giant bowl of vanilla yogurt and granola (my fav!), fed Joey, watched a DVR'd episode of Girl Code, then went back upstairs for a 2-hour nap. I originally only went upstairs to put on a pair of socks, but I ultimately decided that laying under our comforter would keep my feet far warmer.

After my nap, I did a small work out and then I took Joey for a hike in the woods. We scared ourselves silly when we encountered a snake and now probably hold the record for fastest mile ever walked home.

I did the dishes from the birthday party last night and soon after, Clayton came home.

My husband, exhausted from having to go to work on little sleep, went upstairs to take a nap. I followed after to him so I could wrap him up and our blanket and give him a kiss. Then, after noticing how warm and cozy Clayton looked, I crawled in bed and fell asleep, too.

So I slept in 3 hours later than usual and had TWO naps today.

If that's not a swell way to kick off Memorial Day weekend, I don't know what is.

Okay, on to today's writing prompt:

Day 24, Friday: Your three worst traits

It's never fun or glamorous to talk about your negative qualities, but hey! We all have them. And there's no shame in admitting your short-comings. In fact, it's healthy to acknowledge that you're not perfect and that your daily life doesn't always smell like roses and petunias.

I'm fully aware of the uglier sides to my personality and I've never had trouble confessing that I need to put in a little work to clean them up!

1.) I have an obsessive personality. (I know I've brought this up several times on my blog, but it's unfortunately one of the my most prominent traits.) It gets me into trouble and it mostly just makes being inside of my head miserable. Obsessing and worrying over everything prevents me from enjoying a lot of daily life and quite frankly, it's exhausting. It increases my desire for control and keeps my attention focused on stupid, little things that don't really matter.


2.) I have a jealous streak. I'm not jealous in my romantic relationships and I never have been. So when I say I'm jealous, I don't mean it in the sense of "WHY IS CLAYTON BREATHING THE SAME AIR WITH OTHER WOMEN? DOES HE LOVE THEM? DOES HE WANT TO BE WITH THEM?" I'm very secure in my marriage. My jealousy streak is more of the comparative variety. I have a terrible habit of being jealous of other people who seem to have more than me (and I don't necessarily mean material things). My jealously (which is an obvious symptom of insecurity), fuels my competitive nature.


3.) I'm really, really impatient. Waiting in line, waiting in rush hour traffic, waiting for my hair to grow outain't nobody got time for that! I think my impatience is directly related to my need to constantly be in motion. I'm always ready to move on to the next task, so having to slow my roll can drive me insane sometimes!

Sorry for the bad language on this one!

What about you? What are some of your worst traits?

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