Friday, September 16, 2016

normal things I am bad at that other people seem not-so-bad at.

While comparing yourself to other people is obviously unhealthy and (let's face it) downright silly, I think it's fair to do a bit of ranting on one's own personal blog – and also, it's 3 a.m. and I can't sleep.

Normal Things I'm Bad At That Other People Seem Not-So-Bad At:

1. Sleeping. Obviously. It's 3 a.m. and I'm sitting here typing this. If you know me, you know that my top struggle is sleeping well. Even when I try to go to bed early, I'm up. This seems to be a recent phenomenon in my life, as I always slept "when I was supposed to" back when I had to catch the 5:45 a.m. bus, but I think the combination of stress and my brain being broken is causing me to be up when the rest of the world is enjoying their REM cycles.

2. Putting on mascara. I've never really had eyelashes to deal with, but now I do and I don't know what I'm supposed to do with them. I bought this eyelash primer last weekend, recommended by a colleague, and it's given me these nice extended lashes to sweep mascara over, but I normally end up jabbing myself in the eye at least twice before I am even slightly successful. I think I've always liked the idea of mascara more than the actual act of using/wearing it.

3. "Boy talk." If you ever want to talk about your boy problems at me, I'm all ears. But I've learned I'm terrible at giving practical advice (or, at least, the advice you probably want to hear). Once, a friend was ranting to me about how dating was exhausting, but she was also dating three separate men, so I told her to just...stop dating all of them. And then she got mad and we had a fight and didn't talk for a month. So now when people want my advice about boys, I usually just ask them questions about what they want to do or how they feel, and wait for them to come to their own conclusions which, honestly, I feel is a better way for me to be a friend sometimes anyways.

4. Watching TV shows through. I stopped watching House of Cards a couple episodes into season 3. I never picked How To Get Away With Murder back up after a hiatus, even though I still maintain it's an excellent show (sigh). I never watched the last episode of last season's Top Chef. Now that I think about it, I never watched the last two episodes of Mad Men. I just read about it. This is your invitation to judge me.

5. Remembering the day of the week. I have to ask my team multiple times a day what day of the week it is. I genuinely just don't remember. Maybe I should get more sleep.

1 comment:

  1. This entry was time-stamped at 302 AM!!!