Question of the Day: So Misunderstood

Today’s question is:

What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?

A lot of people think I don’t like them when they first meet me, especially if it’s in a group setting.

I have an amazing case of resting bitch face.

I’m super uncomfortable talking in groups of people until I get to know everyone.

Pair those two together and it looks like I basically hate everyone. Especially since I tend to look people in the eye when they talk. It seriously looks like I’m giving each person the stink eye when really I’m just being attentive to what they’re saying.

I actually make a conscious effort to put a different look on my face when I first enter into a group but it’s easy to lose focus of that once I get engrossed in the ongoing conversation.

What about you?

What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?

Question of the Day: On a Boat

Today’s question is:

What would you name your boat if you had one?

First I did some research on the web, what exactly goes into a boat name.

I consulted this article from esurance.

Apparently it can be almost as complicated as naming your kid! You have to consider safety for ease in relaying the information to the authorities, what the name says about you, and also the gender of the name (boats are generally considered to be female).

So, what would I name my boat.

I think I’d go with something in memory of Parker, honestly.  Maybe, Remembering Her.

I’ll have to think on this one more.

How about you?

What would you name your boat if you had one?

Question of the Day: Personal Olympics

Today’s question is:

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

I really would make this easier on myself if I picked questions that I could answer without too much introspection.

If it didn’t have to be an activity, I would pick resilience because I have gotten back on my metaphorical feet more times than I can count, but the question asks specifically for an activity.

Hmm.

Seriously, it’s like, 10 minutes later and I’m still thinking about this.

Part of the problem is that I’m determined not to pick something that’s a veiled put down. I’m not going to go for the quick and dirty ones like “napping” or “procrastination” or some other thing that isn’t really a skill. (Although I wish I had the ability to really nap instead of cat nap.)

I want to pick something I’m actually good at, because I do have talents and I deserve to pat myself on the back for them.

I have a hard time with that concept.

I spend far too much time putting myself down and belittling my strengths.

Oooooh, I’ve got it!

Being a homemaker.

I could win an Olympic medal for being a homemaker.

But not because I have the cleanest house (believe me, I don’t, it’s a cluttered clusterfuck most of the time), or because dinner is like something from a 5 star restaurant, or because the laundry baskets are always empty.

I could win a medal because I enjoy it and because I’m always striving to take care of the people I love through taking care of our environment, and feeding us amazing food, and making sure we have clean clothes to wear.

I could win a medal because it’s the way I show love, and I have so much love to show.

Awwww, I got all mushy-gushy lovey-dovey.

So, what about you? Think outside of the box and try not to put yourself down.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

 

Question of the Day: Wednesday Check-In

Today’s Question Is:

How are you doing so far this week?

This has been a pretty good week so far. Monday was therapy and pdoc and I handled that busy day pretty well. Today is my really full day which often leaves me feeling overwhelmed.

I went to the gym at 10 this morning and then my gym buddy and I grabbed a quick lunch. That’s followed by DBT from 1-3, which is exhausting by itself. Then I’ll take mobility to the library where I have a NAMI support group from 6-730 and then I rush to Roller Derby which doesn’t end till 10.

I have dinner in the crockpot which we won’t get to eat until after we get home from Derby.

I’m hoping I can use my coping mechanisms to get through the day without the emotional meltdown that is pretty typical for my Wednesdays.

But, we’re halfway through the week.

How are you doing so far this week?

Question of the Day Monday, May 13, 2019: Self-Worth

Where does your self-worth come from?

Wow, I picked a hard one today.

I think my self-worth comes from my growth from year to year and how I’m becoming a better person.

The work I’m doing on my mental health, learning self care, working out in the gym. Becoming a better partner and parent, and even changing as I parent as my son has grown and grown up and moved out. The way I’ve survived and even thrived with the struggles life has thrown at me has also contributed to my self-worth.

I think my lack of a job right now, and especially when I’m not in school takes a toll on my self-worth because it’s such a big part of self-worth in societies eyes.

What about you, where does your self worth come from?