Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I am who I am! but I try to be better.

This week I am having a week away from Christchurch, a long awaited and much needed quake break. I am sitting here in Wanaka looking out at some amazing snow capped mountains, a view that is immense and breathtaking.

Naval gazing can be an activity that becomes predominant while relaxing and I have had plenty of time to think while the family skis. (I am keeping Mr 13 company as he cannot ski yet following a broken arm.) during this thinking time I discover that at times I am not a very nice person and probably peeve people off regularly. There are other times in my life when I do thinks that people find fabulous and invaluable.
So I would love to share with you some of the things that make me not such a great person:
* Opinionated
* Incredibly Stubborn
* Over protective
* Lazy
* Overweight
* Love a good gossip
* don't suffer fools

On the other hand, there are things that make me kind of OK:
* Loyal
* Honest
* Fair
* You will always know how I feel
* Passionate
* Family oriented

Some of the less endearing traits can also be my strengths, such as being opinionated and stubborn, which comes in handy at times.
Seeing both sides of a story is something I try to do, but being empathetic does not mean backing down. There are things that really infuriate me such as political hardliners and environmentalists that only see things their way and no other way. I am willing to listen to both sides of an issue and once I hear the differing opinions I may just chance my stance, or I may not.

The title of this blog is "I AM WHO I AM, BUT I TRY TO BE BETTER" This is something I will live my life by, life is fluid, people change, circumstances change, the world changes. But so many remain the same, this is a stagnant and lonely way to live, and I do not want that for myself.

So if I peeve you off or make you feel good please do not take it personally, it is just me finding my way in this crazy world we live in.

1 comment:

Anthea Livingstone said...

Excuse me but you missed a few things in the kind of OK column. Kind, Funny, Generous, Always willing to help, Inspirational, Knowledgable, A great friend to many, a Champion of what is right and I could go on! We are always hardest on ourselves but if I could add one thing to not so good column, it is that you don't see all the wonderful things about you that others see! So take a look in the mirror and thanks for being my friend!