Thursday, March 25, 2010

A weakness

So after reading all of the writing prompts this week for Writers Workshop, I wasn't sure which one to choose. So I asked a few people what they thought my weakness was fearing that they would all say something weird or awful. I'm not sure if what they told me is an actual weakness, but here it is, my biggest weakness....worrying.

I am a huge worry wort.
I worry about everything a majority of the time.
People, money, time, love, my car, my safety, lots of stuff.
I get worried when someone doesn't return a call (mostly family and Andrew).
I worry about running out of gas on the way to work - falling on ice - getting to the store only to realize I don't have my debit card and have a cart full of food.
I know that people say, "Worry is like a rocking chair, it will never get you anywhere."
I sometimes think my worry turns into paranoia. It sucks.

My worrying often stops me from trying new things too.
Like the other day, we went for a walk and I didn't want to go down this rather steep hill because I was worried I'd fall, embarrass myself and possibly break a bone.
I'd love to not be like this anymore but I'm not even sure where to start!

So what is your biggest weakness? Are you a worrier, neat freak, perfectionist?

Mama's Losin' It


♥ Kathy said...

I am a TOTAL neat freak. Everything HAS to be in it's place! Don't worry...I loved this post! Thanks for visiting me :)

Unknown said...

I am at the other end as you, I am a huge risk taker and it gets me in trouble at times! So there is some good in being the way you are!!

Unknown said...

At the moment my weakness is a mozzerella cheese quesadilla with homemade guacamole... but I suppose you mean a different kind of weakness. :)

For real though, probably self-centeredness or laziness. I struggle with those.

Melissa Haak said...

I should have added this to my list! I am a big worrier! I like to say that I worry so i can be prepared if the worst happens and surprised and happy when it doesn't!

Have a great day!

Brittany said...

A good friend of mine told me flat out yesterday that I let people walk all over me. My biggest weakest is trying to accommodate people to the point I that I forget about myself.

I'm with you on the worrying, too. Sometimes, you just have to take a deep breath and remember that everything will turn out o.k.

Stef said...

I mostly worry about my kids...and what they will make me do when they get older. 4 boys and one girl... Roller coasters don't sit well with me anymore.
I always say to myself, "What is the worst thing that will happen." If the worst thing isn't really that bad, I don't worry anymore.

cheri said...

a weakness for chocolate!

nah, i don't think worrying is such a bad thing, as long as it doesn't get in the way of you living your best life. sometimes, worrying helps you prepare for certain things, like when you worry you'll run out of gas before you reach your destination (so you go pump on gas before the drive, right?).

visiting from mama kat's :)