So I was nominated this cool award by the even cooler Phigella. Go see her stuff because she’s more neat-o than I’ll ever be. Thank you my dear! I definitely have flaws for several posts but whether or not they make me Some, awesome or otherwise, is another thing entirely. But since we’re here, might as well get it over with.
This award was created by Sophia, from Sophia Ismaa Writes. In her own words, the Flawesome Award is about:
“It’s time to celebrate the flaws that make you awesome.
How many times do we see an award that celebrates all things bright and shiny and sunny in a person? How often do we forget that our weaknesses can be a strength? Our flaws make us human, our flaws tell us more about who we are, and in turn we turn those flaws into awesome strengths. In short, our flaws make us #flawesome.
After nearly a decade of Tyra Banks telling me to celebrate my flaws, I decided to create an award that celebrates our own flaws.”
- Link back to the creator – Sophia Ismaa Writes
- Display the award
- List 3 flaws and turn it into a strength
- Tag 10 other people
Three flaws that make me flawsome:
1)I get wound up over things that seriously don’t matter in a great scheme of things – like when someone misuses the apostrophe. (How, HOW does writing panini’s on your coffeehouse blackboard sound about right? Panini’s what? What does the panini own? Huh? Huh??) And here you can see why I’m never invited to parties. Also now with my new job I get wound up over things like misplaced teaspoons or half-assed hoovering. How I turn this into a positive however is that the world needs people like me who are anal about the little things. Otherwise a restaurant website says ‘restaurangt’ and the teaspoons are left all over the shop. People like me are the unsung heroes who stand between harmony and chaos. We keep things running. We get it sorted. It’s likely that nobody else notices or even cares but I sure as fuck do.
2) I’m not very house-trained in a sense that I don’t humour people to very great extent. If I don’t like something, I don’t pretend to like it. If I don’t want to do something, I won’t do it. It doesn’t matter that it’s not a big deal, it would be just nice if I did it, everyone else is too, it holds no weight whatsoever. Peer pressure does not exist to me. If I don’t feel like taking part in a meaningless hugging exercise at a pointless training session, I won’t do it. It’s a flaw because it makes things awkward to other people and I get branded a spoilsport quite easily but I consider this a strength because it’s healthy not to always conform. Also if I do something against my will, it’s me who has to live with it – not anyone else.
3) I’m not a spontaneous person at all. (Everyone with an anxiety diagnosis who were surprised by this information, raise your hand!) I don’t like surprises. My absolute worst nightmare would be a surprise trip, like a romantic getaway. I would be furious that this has been just sprung on me and I’m expected to be excited and grateful while I had no say in the process of where we’re going, when or what we’re doing. For anything to work out fine and dandy I need to be involved in every aspect of the decision-making progress. I know this is a flaw because it limits my life and the joy I get out of it. Still, it makes me an excellent planner and I’ll never push the responsibility into another person’s corner. I’m all about that democracy.
Well, that was fun. I’ll tag my taggees on Twitter. Not ten because fuck the rules. Till next time!