It’s me. 👋🏼 Comin’ at you with a twist on #fridayintroductions
, where instead of telling you all the great things you should know about me, I get to the nitty gritty about my humanity.
Maybe if we were collectively more vocal about our shortcomings, we’d live in more grace for one another. So here’s an exercise of humble pie, vulnerability, and expressionism. 👇🏼Tell me yours in the comments too, if you’re up for it:
🌫I’m a chronic over thinker. I saw the phrase recently: “Give me a minute, I have to overthink about it,” and I don’t think that could describe me better. As an INFP, my deep values and fear of making a mistake are my downfall when it comes to decision making.
🌫 Sometimes I take things too personally. And a lot of times don’t even realize it. I’m overly-analytical in feeling people and their words out, sometimes digging too deep and again, over thinking.
🌫 I avoid conflict. Too invested in what others think (aka people pleaser), I fight hard to find a middle ground and keep the peace, which often leads to me walking on egg shells or putting a bandaid over the issue rather than solving it at the root.
🌫 I’m awkward. I’ve been told that a lot my whole life, and it’s not always a bad thing, but I think I can admit that between my introvertedness, slower processing and inner gooberness —sometimes I’m just a lil weirdo.
🌫 I suck at decision making. I don’t care if we get Panda or tacos, I just want to make sure YOU are happy because I care, and also because I’m too much of a people-pleaser and making decisions gives me anxiety.
🌫 I have a lot of inner pride when it comes to perfectionism. In school I hated getting B’s cause it meant I was inferior. In jobs, I thrive off affirmation because I want to be noticed for my efforts and succeed. In life, I struggle with apologizing because it means I messed up, and I don’t want to be weak.
🌫 Some of these I can’t necessarily help, some of them I need to put a lot of work into. I think for me, the challenge to myself is to fight the last one: yes, I’m human, yes I make mistakes, yes I disappoint people, and yes that’s okay. Make an adjustment, recover, and move on. Live in the grace that I’ve be given.🌿