1. Talking to people I don’t know very well.
I get very nervous and self-conscious when speaking to people that I don’t already know. I know this is a pretty common thing, but I wish I were one of those outgoing and gifted extroverts who (seemingly) easily makes their way through any conversation without awkwardness.
2. Ignoring rude and/or condescending feedback from strangers on the Internet.
Especially when it is unsolicited. I guess I’m good at outwardly ignoring it (my policy is “don’t feed the trolls”), but I wish I was better at not giving those incidents any brain-space at all and moving on without letting it bother me. (Related: I also wish I were better at standing up for myself, but I never know when it is worth it or not! Plus, I hate confrontation.)
3. Artsy Things
I have an interest in crafty and artistic things, but I’m not often good enough to write home about or anything. I feel like that interest gets me far enough to start creative hobbies, but it doesn’t often get me past the hump of realizing, “Oh, this isn’t coming naturally to me. Making this look really good is gonna take a lot of work.” So I usually give up after a while.
BONUS THING: Not waiting til 9PM to write these mini-lists on Thursdays.
I feel like I do this every week, guys! I wait ’til the last minute and inevitably can’t think of of a topic I like. Then when I DO come up with topics, I can’t come up with 3 things. Then when I CAN come up with a list, I can’t think of things to write about each item. You understand. I think I feel pressure to work quickly because I’ve waited til so late – it’s my own fault. I’m going to make an effort not to wait til so late to blog each night – or maybe I can get a day or two ahead, so it doesn’t matter so much when I start writing.
three four of these are things that I could get better at if I practiced or was more intentional about. Here’s to perpetual, intentional self-improvement.
What’s something you wish you were better at?