I watched a video today from Jenna Marbles entitled Things I’m bad at as an adult, and listening to her list made me think about all the things I may not be the best at in the adult world. The link to said video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVA-4HqjZ4Y
Here’s my list:
1. Answering my door – anytime someone knocks I contemplate throwing myself on the ground and crawling around so I don’t have to answer. Part of this issue is my dogs are always trying to escape or attack guests with their sloppy kisses.
2. Opening mail – not even touching on the fact that I forget to check the mail all the time unless I’m waiting for a package. I usually throw my mail into my little organizer without even opening it and if I do open it I don’t ever respond or deal with whatever the letter was about.
3. Managing my time – I have no conception of time. I only know what day it is and further than that I’m lost. I always think I’ve got plenty of time to get things done and then I always run out of time.
4. Keeping dates – this may be more due to my introvert side, but when I make plans I rarely keep them. I forget that I’ve made the plans or I just don’t feel like going so I cancel.
5. Remembering important dates – namely birthdays. I have the really important ones, like immediate family, but anyone else ha. If I didn’t have them programmed in my phone I would never remember anyone else’s birthday.
6. Eating stuff that’s good for me – I think maybe that one is self explanatory. I’m working on this.
7. Managing my money – super bad, like monumentally bad. Most of money just goes down the drain. I rarely buy things for myself, but I’m always buying stuff for the house, my family, or the dogs. I have no monies!
8. Speaking to other adults – I’m talking my elders and I’m not really bad at speaking to anyone, I’m polite, sweet, and thoughtful (just tooting my own horn). But I get serious anxiety when I think I may have to talk to someone I don’t already know.
9. Dealing with authority figures – ugh, anytime my boss or any supervisor calls me while I’m on days off I have to be standing to answer the phone and then I have to pace while conversing with him. I have no idea why, but I’m terrified of disappointing my authority figures, so I always assume I’ve done something wrong if someone is taking time out of their busy schedule to call me.
10. Expressing my feelings – moreover, I’m terrible at telling people what I want. Most of the time I’m more concerned with what others need and I push my own feelings and needs aside.
11. Hygiene/personal appearance – this is probably the most embarrassing, but I’m trying to be honest. I’m not saying I’m a dirty girl, but I tend to forget to shower when I’m on days off or I tell myself what’s the point of showering of I’m just going to go out and work in the shop. As far as personal appearance goes, let’s just say it’s kind of rare to see me all done up. I’m usually sporting a messy bun, jeans, and whatever shirt I can find in the morning that’s clean. I’ve never been a super girly girl, but now that I’m in my mid 20s I think maybe I should look a little more professional at work, we’ll as professional girl can look with purple hair. 🙂
12. Have I mentioned I don’t like odd numbers? Haha.
I’m sure there are a million other things I’m bad at, but there are also things I’m good at. I won’t give you a list because I’m not an egomaniac, but I will give you one thing I’m really proud of being good at.
I’m good at making people feel at ease. I don’t like for anyone in my presence to feel uncomfortable EVER. I have a quote on my arm from Mother Teresa that reads, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Those are words I try to live my life by everyday. I just want to remind myself that everyone deserves my respect (unless they do something to lose said respect) and kindness.
What are some adult things you’re bad at (obviously only applicable if you’re an adult, if you’re not you are a lucky son of a gun)? More importantly what is something you’re good at?
I do not want you to measure yourself against anyone else’s idea of what a good adult is, only use what you’re ideas of things adults should be good at. And never ask someone else what you’re bad at, only what you are good at, because you should never use other people’s conception of you to sway how you feel about you.
Caloric intake: 1,524 (I didn’t eat dinner)
Calories burned: 0
Until tomorrow, stay wonderfully wild!
Chels aka The Crazy Dame