This is obviously not the most consecutive ’30 Day Challenge’ which I apologize for, but I will get through all 30 at some point, thanks for staying with me 🙂
11. Name a few of your weaknesses.
My generosity and compassion often allows me to get taken advantage. Certain people will realize I’ll almost always give the benefit of the doubt and go out of my way to help, even at my own expense. On multiple occasions I’ve gone back to friendships and relationships that I was treated very poorly with disrespect in, often repeatedly, because I didn’t want to lose somebody I loved and I, again, gave the benefit of the doubt much too often. I love spending time alone but I struggle with and am very saddened by the loneliness that comes with it. Something I hate more than anything is confronting or dealing with conflict so I try to avoid it at all costs, not because I am scared of standing up for myself (which I am not in any way and am quite confident about doing so) but because I hate the overall feeling of not being on good terms with someone or having them be upset with me. I have pretty thick skin and am able to take a joke/make fun of myself, I’d say, a lot better than the average young adult female. It takes a lot for me to have my feelings get genuinely hurt, but if/when they do, I am incredibly sensitive and get very upset and will think about it for long after the incident. When I experience sadness, I feel it wholly and fully or nothing at all, and when dealing with clinical depression, these lows are extremely difficult for me to cope with and come out of. I am carefree and very free-spirited and spontaneous, which means I definitely have a lot of fun. It rarely ever collides with or overrides the professional aspects of my life, but I do have to be conscious of not making spontaneous decisions that could turn for the worst on me and really think things through.
My pronunciation of certain words is borderline horrendous. I recently realized I could just create a running list on all of the terrible mistakes I have been corrected on, and it’s actually impressive how wrong I was. It’s hilarious but also humiliating.
- Yosemite as ‘yoz-mite’
- epitome as ‘ep-i-tohm’
- Mille Lacs (lake in Minnesota) as ‘milly-lacks’
- meme as ‘mee-mee’
I know there is a handful of others I missed, and when I remember I’ll definitely add it here. Likewise, if I am corrected with any more examples of words I absolutely butcher I will be sure to post, so stick around for some entertainment. I also am incapable of passing calculus 🙂