I was nominated for the Flawesome Award by Muted Mouthful. If you haven’t checked out her blog and Twitter yet, I highly recommend. She offers a great variety of content from her 140 character short stories on Twitter to her blogs about social anxiety. Her writing is genuine and very relatable.
With that being said, the Flawesome award is about embracing your flaws. We live in a world where everything is filtered and polished. The goal of this award is to do the opposite. Let’s keep it 💯
Here are the rules:
- Link back to the original creator of the Flawesome Award, Sophia Ismaa Writes
- Also, recognize the person who nominated you: Muted Mouthful
- Display the award ⬆️
- List three flaws and turn it into a strength ⬇️
- Nominate 10 people ⬇️
Flaws to strengths
- Due to my anxiety, I have become hella organized and efficient; however, I sometimes place those same expectations on others.
Though the flaw is concise, I’ll elaborate a bit. When you live in a constant state of worry, it’s natural to try to find some semblance of control. For me, that comes with controlling my environment; more specifically, the spaces I spend my time in: my apartment, my car, my office.
The flaw, however, is when those around me disrupt my happy little environments. Just ask my wife about the couch cushions or about how I feel when her half of the bed isn’t made to my specifications, haha!
The strength here is that I’m aware of the flaw and that I’m coping with anxiety in a relatively healthy way. I just gotta remember to show grace to those who may get in the way, haha.
- I lost a lot of weight when I was 18/19; however, at 26, I still must choose daily to love myself, body included.
After losing the weight in just 11 months, it took me YEARS to learn to actually love and accept myself. I’ve come a long way from the days of looking at myself in the mirror and mentally bullying myself; however, I still have my moments.
The strength in this; however, is that I strive daily to be nice to myself. Keeping the weight off also motivates me to work out 5 days a week and to eat a healthy diet.
- Given my strong work ethic, I have little to no patience for passivity or laziness in others.
I’ve been told on many an occasion that I’m an old soul. I’m not your stereotypical, entitled millennial. I’ve always been a go-getter and began working to support myself since I was 14.
The flaw comes in when others don’t have the same work ethic or values that I’ve developed. I supervise others at my job and don’t want to get into how lazy the majority of my employees can be at times… It’s frustrating and draining to have to be the reminder/cheerleader for grown ass people who should know better.
There are a few strengths here. First, I’m learning to practice grace and patience. Also, since lazy people seldom change, I’m going into business for myself in 2019. I’ll be running a solo-practice for mental health therapy- an introverted therapist’s dream!
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If you’re nominated or even reading this, you’re a winner! Our flaws make us unique and human. Embrace them! 💚
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