Challenging Myself Life Tangents

Even if you know me well, you don’t know this…

I have always wanted to do one of these writing challenges, more to exercise my ability to write on any topic than for the timeline commitments. I particularly like the way this #writersbootcampza has been set up as a community. As a full-time writer, part-time mommy blogger and full-time mommy, the chances of me posting every day are slim; even so I’m going to give it a go!

Even if you know me well, you don’t know this…

I can’t handle people not liking me. I know it is not PC to admit it and I should love myself and all that evolved sentiment; but what other people think of me matters to me.

I hate to be ignored more than anything in all the world. I can be quite over-sensitive about it and consider someone not responding to a text, email or message in a reasonable length of time as a personal affront. I know this is because ignoring each other is how my parents fight and I know it’s not rational.

I am the least competitive person you will ever meet. I do however suffer terribly from FOMO and so I often find myself in situations where others are competing and I enjoy being a part of something. If someone ruins an experience for me because of their competitiveness, I will do everything in my power to beat them and I usually succeed.

I hold a grudge. Not for silly things, but if someone hurts a person I love, that will always be the thing I remember them for.

I am incredibly grateful every day for my family. My dad was diagnosed with terminal lymphoma and given 6 months to live when I was 10 years old. He decided he wasn’t going to sit around and wait to die and went back to work. It is 22 years later and he is cancer free. He walked both my sister and I down the aisle on our wedding days and is an exceptional grandfather to our daughters. I never ever take him for granted.

I always say something nice that I mean with all my heart to people – from friends, to colleagues, to internet friends, to people in public bathrooms. I like to think that if I can give someone a single sincere compliment, it could change the course of even the worst day. It has to be sincere though, people can sense a lie.

I struggled to start this post, but it turns out I had more to say than expected.

#Writersbootcampza Day 1 

4 replies on “Even if you know me well, you don’t know this…”

Wow, that bit about your Dad is rather incredible! What a joy to be able to have had all those extra years together.

I struggle with that kind of grudge holding too, almost harder for me to get over it than the person that was actually hurt.

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