02 June 2019

Self-improvement - what I'd like to work on...

Now,  I don't want this to come across as one of those 'self-help-y' posts, but ... I mean, let's be honest here.  I have two idea banks, and I couldn't decide on something to write about.  What's a writer to do?  Well, I grabbed a decent-sized handful of ideas I'd written on popsicle sticks and closed my eyes, shuffled them about and... this one was the one I grabbed.  So, here we are.

Bear with me.

I want to improve in the following areas, and I'll give reasons why next to them.

Patience - Because of course, right?  No joke, I am like that little kid in A Christmas Story, Ralphie.  Remember when he was waiting for his ring to come in the mail?  Well, I'm basically that little guy when it comes to ... well, pretty much anything.  Anyone who knows me outside the computer can tell you, I am not the most patient person.  Especially when it comes to waiting for something.  I need to work on this.

Accountability - In most things, I don't have an issue with this.  But when it comes to stuff like going to bed at a decent hour (which, to be fair, I'm getting better, so cut me some slack!), or sitting down to write every day...  Not so much.  But, the writing right now is a must-do because it's JuNoWriMo month, so there's at least that going for me!

Being so worrisome -  Now, this one...  This is something that kinda but not entirely could easily fall under the 'Patience' umbrella.  I tend to want to have things mapped out so I can relax.  It's not easy.  I hate being told, 'It's going to be okay,' because my brain immediately goes into the 'what-if' mode.  Instead of doing that, I want to work more on relying on God and His timing rather than handing it to Him, but keeping my hands on it and hovering.

Being a better friend - I can be a bit direct.  Sometimes too direct.  I do not believe in mollycoddling people, and when necessary, yes, being direct can be beneficial.  But, sometimes, it's not always the case.  I need to figure out a balance here.

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