This week’s listography from Kate takes 5 is titled “5 things I’d like to change about myself”. These are supposed to be characteristics not physical attributes (let’s tackle that another day). I’ll keep it short mainly because I am typing this lefthanded with a napping baby on my lap.
1) stop worrying
I never used to worry about anything. Then I had kids. Now i worry about everything. It’s a pain.
2) have a longer fuse
Man, these days I can lose my temper over the slightest thing. Plus I take it out on all the wrong people at all the wrong times. Sorry Jer….mum…..dad….kids…
3) be less of a control freak
This characteristic works reasonably well for me at work. It is somewhat less successful with babies. Strangely they don’t always do what you want. The sooner I accept this the better.
4) admit that sometimes I am wrong
It is rare but yes, very occasionally I get it wrong. This moment usually coincides with me being 100% sure I am right. In fact, if I am willing to bet money that I am right you can pretty much take my money. The more convinced I am, the more likely I am to be off the scale wrong. It’s kinda depressing.
5) be less polite
Sometimes I should tell people where they can stick it. I don’t and then I stew about it afterwards. It’s all very well being nice but certain people don’t merit and at times, it can be counterproductive.
I’ve been reading the other lists of the people who have joined in. I wonder how many of us will actually try to change? We do beat ourselves up a fair bit so maybe we should collectively try to change that about ourselves?