Thursday, June 12, 2008

Type A personality...

...is a blessing and a curse. I love how I'm always striving to better myself...always trying to improve what I do and how...driven to do more. Always trying to learn from my mistakes. It served me well in Corporate America and helped me evolve into a job I loved. It helped my find the most wonderful organization --> Pathways for Success Living. I totally believe I wouldn't be half the wife, mother, crafter without the tools I gained from attending the seminars and staffing them.

Yet...at times, this trait seems to be such a curse. I always mean well...yet I find myself inadvertently over stepping bounds, saying/suggesting things I probably shouldn't, and damaging relationships. I even think it hinders me as a parent....I totally have to check myself and just let my daughter be. I wish I could find a way to harness the good parts of this personality without allowing the bad aspects to cause damage.

As you can see...I'm feeling a little raw today and at a cross roads. I have damaged yet another relationship and my attempts to repair it have failed. I am unsure what to do next. I wish I could be more like my husband...he'd just brush it off and move on. The problem is I don't really want to move on. What to do, what to do?

8 comments:

Shannon (Swell) said...

you just gotta be yourself! i find myself letting my mouth run when it shouldn't and i can't image how i'm going to be when i have kids, i guess i'll have to try to tone it down! or do i? who knows, try not to let it get you down...

Jennifer said...

I hear ya, and I wish I had better advice, but Shannon is right - be yourself and do what feels right. The rest will fix itself.

teresamatz said...

great advise, be true to yourself

rajah1116 said...

Oh honey....you have to be you! Just keep working on trying to curve those negative traits, you'll get it girl, and I am sure you are not as bad with this stuff as you feel you are!

michele said...

just be you!! :D

Megan A. said...

I totally hear ya! we are so much alike! I agree though, you have to be yourself and find friends who can accept that. Although, I am probably not the best one to be taking friend advice from since I have never been one to have a lot of friends, just a few close ones. But the close ones really do accept me even when I do something stupid. I dunno, maybe try apologizing and explaining why you did it.

Jens Place in Space said...

I agree with everyone else be yourself!

ALLY said...

I think we have all been in exactly the same place you are Janet. Make the best of the situation, maybe let things cool down and approach it from another angle at a later time. I sure hope you're feeling better today! BIG hugs girl!

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