Friday, May 24, 2013

My 3 not so nice traits

Happy 3 day weekend for us in the US! I had a half day Friday so I had a slurpee (coke and cherry, woot), indulged in a mani/pedi and had a nap with Rosie. Here's to a great weekend!

Jenni's question for today is to name our 3 worst traits.

My first is probably that I can be a bit jealous. I'm not going to lie - watching my younger sister getting to do everything I wanted to do (but wasn't allowed to do) still irks me. And watching people at work who just skate by while I sometimes feel like I bust my butt and they get rewarded praised sometimes hurts. But I just have to not compare myself to them - or let what they do affect me. I'm working on this, I promise.

Being selfish is the next one. I also tell DH that I'm not ready for kids yet because I still enjoy being selfish. Vacations, meals out, yes..that Goyard bag... I like being nice to myself. And quite frankly, I'm not done. ;)

Competitiveness. Especially when this comes to school, I strive to be the best. And this is really bad... I'll pick one person out and make it my vendetta to try and get a better grade than them. I did it to DH when we took a class with a group of friends in college - I turned to him and said, I want to get a higher grade than you. Horrible, I know. For the record, we both got A's. Hah. I also usually get this way with bowling, ice skating, volleyball... boy. I should work on this.

Whew. I hope you don't think I'm a horrible person! But what are some of your negative traits?


  1. Being competitive is not a bad trait. I am still super competitive at work and cannot stand when people beat my sales numbers, it drives me crazy! That is your drive to succeed, don't apologize for it!

    I am selfish, still. That is probably my worst trait. 3 kids and a husband, and I still want what I want. That is part of the reason why I continue to work. I want to earn my own money so I don't have to feel (as) bad about my J.Crew addiction. I also don't want to sacrifice myself for my family, I still want to go to the gym and take pride in myself. That feels selfish too. But I've seen so many women lose themselves once they have kids, and that's not healthy either.'s GOOD you're not rushing children. I always recommend to all my young friends to enjoy your 20's...wait till you turn 30 for kids! But that's just my opinion!

    1. Ahh, you are in sales? I had no idea! And I hear you on the J Crew addiction...

      Thanks for the kids advice. I'd really like to own a house first before we have kiddos. And travel a bit more... although 30 is lurking next year. :)

  2. I am the same with my younger sister! I love her to pieces and we are pretty close, but it kills me to watch her do literally everything I wanted to do, but my parents wouldn't let me. She is 8 years younger, and the difference between her life is like and what mine was like is insane. I'm working on it as well, but it still gets under my skin from time to time.

    I don't necessarily think that waiting for kids is selfish! I feel like it is more selfish to have kids young, and then not be able to afford them or resent them for messing up your youth.

    1. Blah, mine is 3.5 and I was seriously the easiest kid - I never rebelled, never got mad, never yelled, cursed, or went against what they said.. and somehow she got every thing handed to her on a silver platter. Bah. I call it older child syndrome. ;)


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