Friday, January 25, 2008

Things I've Learned about Myself That I Am Reluctant to Admit

I read strictly for entertainment. Don't care to waste my time reading stuff that is going to keep me up at night.

I also happen to be the world's slowest reader. I am easily distracted. I often have to read the same sentence more than once. I've heard they make medication for this...

I love technology, would love to have a million gadgets, although I would need a remedial course to learn to use them.

I could never have an eating disorder. Food is pleasure.

I could never be a vegetarian. I have lost 10 lbs since the first of the year, and I miss hamburgers most.

I actually do expect people to treat me the way I treat them. I'm always shocked and sad if they don't.

I am unreasonably attached to my hair. It is very traumatic to me to get a bad haircut or to have too much cut off at the salon.

I am a hopeless romantic. I happen to believe in love and in love at first sight.

I am old-fashioned. I WANT to be a liberated woman, I really do, but I also want to be taken care of and spoiled and protected.

Turns out I am not invincible.

I care what people think of me. It matters to me. It really does.

I am always disappointed when I meet someone that has somehow failed to learn the social graces.

I am a shameless Texan. My heart beats faster the closer I get to the capitol.

I have trust issues - perhaps more so with myself than with others.

I am a cheap skate.

I am a simple person. I have deep thoughts, but I find no advantage in using too many words to express them.

If I can't understand the lyrics to a song, I get highly agitated. Why have lyrics if no one can understand them? There, I said it. And I'm not sorry.

My instincts happen to be very good, but I often ignore them. I have no explanation for this.

I am flattered when boys look my way. I said "look." No touching. No commenting. Just looking.

What sort of things have you discovered about yourself that you might be reluctant to admit?


Amanda said...

I'm with you on the WANTING to be a liberated woman bit. Feel exactly the same way.

amcnew said...

If we are this confused about our roles and identities, it is no wonder that our male counterparts are, too.

lsdivergal said...

I want to be the adored and cherished girlfriend, yet I consistently pick men who would never in a million years do that. I don't know why I can't learn this lesson.

I've learned that no matter now badly people in my life hurt me, it is next to impossible to boot them out of my life. (see above learned lesson - see any correlation here?)

amcnew said...

Well, if it is true that recognizing our challenges is the first step toward change, then you are on your way, babe!