Sometimes, the way people blog can make their lives look perfect, whether intentionally or unintentionally. It’s actually quite difficult to blog – you don’t want to dwell on the not so great things in your life for fear of people thinking all you do is moan and complain, so instead we gravitate towards writing about the good, the smiles, the laughs, the joys.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of good to share in this world and I want to speak and read all about it! We should be happy, excited, proud, confident, hopeful, enthusiastic etc and we should want to share it all with the world. I know I do.
But sometimes it’s good to be a little more grounded, a bit more ‘real’ if you will. Many bloggers have been writing about this at the moment and I thought I would add in my two cents. For my version, I am calling it ‘the truth’. Some things you may not know about me, that are dead true but yet not something I would automatically reveal! Ha!
Some home truths about Jen…
1) I am a bully, but to one person alone – ME.
I am my own worst critic and oh boy do I criticize! I can beat myself up about anything and find it hard to praise the good I do. Got a new PB? Not as good as X or not good enough. Made a tasty new recipe? Yeah but maybe it could have been better if x, y or z. Honestly I am so terrible to myself sometimes and the worst is I don’t even realise I am doing it. Luckily David will pick me up on it and tell me to ‘stop!’. I am getting better with this but still have a long way to go.
2) I am absolutely petrified of all things medical.
We are talking serious ‘panic attack inducing’ scared. The only way I will go to the doctor is if I already know what is wrong with me and I know it won’t result in tests etc. I really wish I was exaggerating this but I’m not – my head would be hanging off and I would still say I was fine and refuse to go to the doctor. I was hoping this fear would fade with age but it hasn’t. Even just writing this paragraph has made me feel queasy!
3) I love to read books but don’t.
I want to read more and more because I really enjoy it but it has been almost a year since I have read an actual book! I do read the newspaper every day though as I am addicted to the news!
4) Bad time management
As much as I try to be on time, more often than not I will be late. I hate being early to anything so will try and time things dead on… yeah that never works!
5) OCD workstation!
I am pretty OCD about my workspace – the rest of the house can be a mess but my desk must be tidy. Everything has its place and must not be moved! Period!
6) Clothes shopping is dull…
I’m not a fan of clothes shopping, it always feels like a chore! Unless I am with David or other family or friends, then I enjoy spending time with them (certainly not the whole trying on clothes, buying process…)
7) Speaking on the phone
I don’t really like speaking on the phone – in person, text or email I am happy but the phone is a no go. I hate answering the phone and will only do it if I know who it is. David always laughs at me if I have to make a call to anyone, I will always have a rehearsed speech in advance of what I am going to say!
8) I have a tissue with me everywhere I go
Always will have one to hand… but I do tend to use the same one over and over until it is falling apart. Gross I know, but it’s the truth!
9) I am so competitive…
And normally only do things I know I have a chance of winning. Even in CrossFit I compete against myself (although every now and again I can’t help but compare myself to others and feel anxious when I can’t compete to the same level as them!). If we ever play a board game watch out!
10) I don’t like sleeping in
I am always excited to get up and start the day! Ok not really, but I have literally lost my ability to sleep in, no matter how little sleep I have had. 7am for me would be a good lie in for me!
Do you bully yourself?
Do you read a newspaper?
Are you competitive?
Any truths you want to reveal?
Linking up with Amanda over @RunningwithSpoons for ‘Thinking Out Loud’! Check it out!