Guys, I’ve had a cold for a WEEK and it’s making me totally stupid.
You know when your head is all plugged and your ears get all plugged so you can’t hear and then you start coughing and every time you cough you let out a little whimper of self pity?
You know what else it’s done? It’s made me so whiny. How irritating. I’m not usually like this. So it’s more like cough, whimper of self pity, grunt of, “Get it together, Beça.”
Um, anyway, I’ve decided to do a follow-up to this post, because I thought of more things.
MORE THINGS I SUCK AT by Andrea Beça
Making Minor Decisions
When it comes to minor decisions, I could not be more of a Libra.
Hilariously, I’m pretty good at major decisions, because I’m good at sitting down, weighing out the options, and really considering what I want. I mean when you think about it, I’ve made some pretty major decisions in life, like moving to the other side of the world, say.
But ask me what I want for dinner or where I’d prefer to sit at an event and I could flounder for ages. In some cases, it’s just because I’m generally a chill person and I don’t mind either way. In other cases, it’s because I CAN’T DECIDE AND I DRIVE MYSELF CRAZY.
One word: NOPE.
I used to try. Now I just do it my way, and you know what? That’s just fine!
Speaking of which…
Folding Clothes and/or Putting Clothes Away
Like, when I moved in with my friend once, I packed, moved, and unpacked all in a single day. I was up until almost 4am because I needed to get it all done. ALL OF IT. Then I was able to sleep.
On the flip side, I’ve gotten back from trips and lived out of my suitcase for weeks just because I didn’t feel like unpacking. Oops.
Telling People Off
I’m super nice. Way too nice sometimes. Sometimes (see: always) I do this thing where someone will say something really offensive or rude or just that I don’t agree with and instead of speaking up, I laugh. Kind of like when the dude at the casino implied that I was a purchase-able sex object.
It’s probably why I’ve had a stalker before. I suck at just saying, “FUCK OFF.”
SIDENOTE: Totally not going to blog about that.
Letting Things Be
SIDENOTE: It’s a sleeping dog. Get it?
Like, say you crack a joke and someone sort of takes it the wrong way and then everyone sort of laughs it off. I can’t laugh it off. If I feel like I’ve offended you, I will not be able to not get in touch and say, “Hey, I’m sorry – that’s not what I meant.”
Or if I feel like I don’t fully understand what someone means or why they would say something they said, I always feel like I need to clarify. Especially when hurt feelings are involved.
Or like today, when I got a rejection email about a short story I submitted to something and the person said, “It’s beautiful, but it has no plot.” I just want to shout IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT PLOT. SOMETIMES IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE.
Let it go, let it go, let it go.
I suck at that.
So I guess the lesson learned here is that SURPRISE! In the six months since writing version 1, I did not get perfect. Darn.
Good thing I have a prize-winning smile or no one would ever put up with me.
HEY YOU CHECK IT OUT.
Remember how I said I suck at technology? Yeah, that hasn’t changed. I just figured out I can make polls on my blog. So let’s have fun. Here’s a question. If you read my blog, vote! And do it soon, because there are only 15 more days of posts. (Holy shit!)
(Hint: it’s an aesthetic thing. I’m not going to need therapy or anything. I hope.)