I confess I have become addicted to the thought-provoking writing prompts via #thankfulthursdays by Amrita and her gang of girls. Every week I wait for it eagerly and they never disappoint. But this week’s prompt is such a tantalizing one that I think the ladies have surpassed themselves. Can you imagine being thankful for your vices? I mean we are berated all the time for having them- right? And these ladies have turned it around into such a brain teasing writing prompt.
Short attention span:
There are very few things in my life which are a constant, for I am one of those who thrives on change. I also feel one life is too short to do it all (variety is the spice of life) and abhor routine of any sorts for too long. So, I end up adapting very quickly to any change and feel at home anywhere and with anyone – which lets me have some amazing experiences. How is this a vice? Well for example, I am an HR person’s nightmare as I have more jobs on my CV than years (the amount of gyaan I have heard due to this is actually hilarious now) – I have been told innumerable times to be a stick-in-the-mud to stay steadfast in a job, place, hobby….. I call it being versatile while they call it being unreliable!!! 😉
I know my mind:
I tend to favor my impulses and make quick decisions – be it shopping, which movie to watch, what to eat, etc. So I tend to finish faster than most people.I hate wasting time and dithering over things, making me the worst GF to shop with! Even in relationships, I tend to define the boundaries first to avoid misunderstandings or over expectations – often to my detriment! I have been asked to include a bit of artifice in my dealings as the men have claimed to feel emasculated with my taking the lead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Errrr Ummmm….. Darling then you are not my cup of tea!!! 🙂
I say NO:
My mother dreads asking me to do anything, especially when she knows it’s an unpleasant task or unreasonable one; that is because I wont hesitate to say NO to her. Its taken me years but I have learnt the importance of loving myself and not giving into emotional blackmail, guilt and martyrdom. I have earned the sobriquet of being stubborn, arrogant, hot-headed, wilful……… (you get the drift).But I know that I have achieved an incredible peace of mind via this “vice” of mine, and am extremely grateful for that!
Make friends very fast:
I love meeting people, find it easy to break the ice and make conversations plus I am a good listener – all of this leads to very quick friendships and with people of all ages. As a result my social circle is varied and large but it has posed many a problems. I have had get togethers at my house where peeps havent gelled together (be it due to age / profession or personality type), resulting in awkward moments. (can you imagine the painful conversations later on?) Or people have felt ignored since I havent had the time to catch up with them. I end up loosing some friends too as a result!!!
Social media addict:
I am a self-confessed social media addict but I am not hooked onto it as a lifeline or lifestyle. I simply adore the technology when it comes to sharing thoughts, emotions, photographs, ideas and stay connected with people across oceans and time constraints. But I have made it a rule to not play with my phone when I am in company of others or plug away at it till wee hours of the night. I can stay apart from my phone (or any other gadget) without any separation angst or worse, fear of missing out !! I am just thankful to it for helping me find long-lost friends, stay in touch with my family and explore all sorts of new horizons.
There you go peeps – my five vices that I am grateful for. Which one do you think is the most annoying?