I’m not a perfect person. I don’t even bother with pretending like I am. I make mistakes and I am usually the first one to admit them. Maybe sometimes I makes mistakes or hurt people that I didn’t intend or set out to do. Everybody makes mistakes, right?
I think it’s important to realize my own short-comings. I’m a complete type-a personality and everything that comes with it. I speak my mind. Maybe a tad too sarcastic. (Ok, maybe more than a tad 🙂 ) I like things done my way. I hate change.
So when I’m upset by something, I need to step back and look at it from a new perspective. Is it something that I should be genuinely upset about or is it something that makes me upset because of one of the above personality traits. I can’t really be too upset if a certain task gets done JUST because it wasn’t done my way or the way I would have done it. Maybe in the heat of the moment, I don’t see that perspective. But, looking back, I can see it and often feel like an idiot.
All of that being said, I am happy about myself. I kind of like all of my quirks- they make me who I am! I have often said “why be normal? normal is boring!” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those weirdos who runs around town singing to themselves nor do I wear mis-matching clothes with birkenstocks and petulie oil (sorry if you like petulie, just makes me think of a town weirdo). I like what I like and I am who I am. Conforming, in a traditional sense, is just not for me.
I mean can anyone of us imagine what life would be like without sarcastic Amy? My sarcasm isn’t intended to mean-spirited. My jokes are often inappropriate, but that’s what makes them fun. Who else would laugh at or make light of a tense or serious situation?
That’s me and I’m happy with me.