I'm not working on it


Remember the other day when I was going on about how great it is that everyone's blogs are full of resolutions and goals this time of year and we're all bright and shiny-eyed and committed to bettering ourselves in 2009?

Well, I'm kind of over it.

I'm all about betterment of the self. I probably write more about my own efforts at self-betterment here than about anything else. I'm goal-oriented. But I'm 100% sick of my goings on about it right now, and of all of yours as well. Not because I don't think we should all be committed to being better people, but because I'm starting to freak out about our collective need for perfection.

So today, I'm going to tell you a few of things that are wrong with me that I'm not trying to fix. This is the stuff I'm not working on, the stuff that you are just going to have to accept about me as is if you want to be friends. If you want to do the same, either in the comments or on your own blog, I encourage it. I think we could all use a little time out to embrace our flaws.

1. I have zero hand-eye coordination. Seriously. It's pathological. I had to take a special class in elementary school for what was then referred to as "physical retardation" or something like that. Basically, it was three half-hours a week of trying to get me to learn to throw and catch. I hated it. My coordination hasn't improved much since then, either. I can drive adequately, but that's about the end of what I've learned. I am bad at all sports. I bump and bruise myself daily. I can't even play Tetris.

2. I don't floss. Ever. And I'm not going to start.

3. I can't sew. I've tried, I've failed, I'm done.

4. I only finish what I start about a quarter of the time. My follow through is severely lacking. I am a much better plan-maker than plan-doer.

5. I am not above picking fights to entertain myself when I'm bored.

6. If I don't like you, I probably won't bother to hide it or even be civil to you if I don't have a pressing reason to be.

7. I have a strong tendency to think things are not worth doing simply because I'm not able to do them.

8. If you grew up wealthy, I'm likely to take an unfair automatic dislike to you.

9. I bite my nails, and my cuticles.

10. I'm incredibly lazy and will sleep 12 hour stretches if allowed.

11. I drink, often to excess, and I'm a lousy drunk.

12. I quite regularly don't answer my cell phone just because I don't feel like it.

OK. I feel better now! You?


Turns out we're the same person!

This is a great idea.

I often don't answer my phone either, and I don't care. For all they know, I was doing something important.

I take terrible care of my fish, such that they keep dying mostly I think because of my use of weekend feeders.

I have very little actual craft SKILLS despite doing crafts frequently and with great enthusiasm

I don't really know how to clean well

Thank you for posting this. I'm working on my goals for 2009 (I haven't sent my 2008 holiday cards yet -- timeliness with certain things would be on my list) and seeing everyone's lists was beginning to make me think that there wasn't anything in my life I shouldn't be trying to improve. It is so nice to hear someone else say that it is okay to be imperfect.

I don't feel better necessarily, but I do feel more normal.

Why Grace, you're human after all, I knew it! ;-)
I really like your post, because I'm all for honesty and I've blogged myself about the fact that so much blogs seem to make the world perfect and happy and good, and how much that irks me.
I'll think about my bad sides (I have many, lol) and write a post about it this week on my blog. You've inspired me!


I can't make myself a bag lunch. You know, with like a sandwich and an apple and something to drink. In elementary school the best I could manage was to take a juice box and apple sauce. In high school I would buy a candy bar and a coke. Now I've made peace with it and I eat Lean Cuisines or buy lunch from somewhere.

I'm loving numeber 3...boy I can relate, sewing, knitting, crafting.

I had to take remedial PE too. And I bite my nails and cuticles something awful (though it is a goal to fix that). And I'm often full of disdain for those I consider beneath me!

I see no reason why the world shouldn't revolve around me, and I don't plan on addressing that attitude in 2009. Or perhaps ever.

I did this over on my blog, and actually binkin did on her blog as well (hers is http://littlebirdhouse.wordpress.com) in case you're interested.

Take care,

Self improvement can suck it.

I could've written this. But I didn't because I'm too lazy to blog.

Oh, I don't want to get started on my shortcomings. Except to say my ex said I should be voted "Least likely to answer their phone."

Floss - get the Glide. Honest. And then do it. You can prevent HEART DISEASE. Please?

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