I'm mainly just quoting the most relevant ones from everyone elses posts. Perhaps this is the height of laziness, perhaps it is an interesting and somewhat artistic way of simultaneously communicating those aspects of myself which I wish to change and demonstrating just how much we all have in common.
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Should really learn to cook, draw, and play at least the piano.
Woah, that is crazily like me in a very scary way. I have recipe books I don't open nearly enough, I have pencils and a sketch pad which I've attempted to draw one human eye on, and I have a keyboard and loads of sheet-music I've printed off but only half an Enya song memorised. And things have remained as such for years
tin wrote:I wish I was more articulate face-to-face, so as to get across how passionate I feel about certain subjects. I think it's more to do with feeling awkward, rather than lack of vocabulary. I constantly worry what people think about me enough to trip over my words and mumble and all sorts of annoyance.
Chimerathon wrote:Deep thinker, shallow speaker.
These are very much me, except in my case I think it is
also to do with poor vocabulary, or at least a paranoia that I might not understand the meanings of words as well as I think I do so I get scared of using them incase it makes me look stupider, combined with some laziness which results in many nouns being replaced with "shit" or "stuff".
Spacemilk wrote:I wish I was more responsible about my spending habits!
CJTnoir wrote:I'm ambitious but lazy. Baaaad combination. I need to learn to get to work and not bum around so much on the internet.
I'm really sensitive to criticism/failure. I'm the kind of person that will get a 98% on a test and be upset about the 2 percent, and even a joking insult will leave me obsessing for years.
I need to find something to be truly passionate about. It seems everyone else my age has a skill or a cause they dedicate themselves to, and I'm just kinda... here. I need something that will get me excited pretty much every time I think about it.
Yup, I'm really
sensitive to criticism, or just sensitive full-stop. I also feel totally jealous and inadequate when I see my flatmates and their friends with guitars, banjos, drums and didgeridoos; or my friends who are volunteer firefighters, or can make gorgeous soft toys and sew, or know lots about art and are very good at drawing. I am also currently bumming around on the internet instead of writing the introduction section of my masters thesis. Or the rest of it for that matter. Though at least this form of bumming around is a gigantic step up from the bubble-shooter I was playing lastnight?
Hazel wrote:And I would like to be a little more emotionally stable, dammit. Everything social I do (including internet-social), I do on an endorphin rush. Then comes the crash and oh god oh god I talked to all these people oh god they hate me.
This exactly. I talk far too much in an outburst of outgoing-ness and then freak out about how everyone probably hates me. Rather psycho. Must work on it.
sleeply wrote:I wish that I were able to focus on one task until I completed it. As it is now, I do several things at once and go from each one to another one, but I know that that's not the most productive way of doing things.
I actually quite enjoy doing several things at once and switching between them over very short spaces of time (as much as it's not good for the tidiness of my desk or room) because it keeps my short attention span happy. The problem arises when I don't finish the task at all, or start so many that I don't know what I've started any more or get lost in a sea of scientific papers with 15 pdf's, 3 word documents and 4 excel spreadsheets open on my desktop because I am totally
still working on all of those and will be needing them all within the next few minutes...
- I need to get my driver's licence, badly. (I'm doing it this Saturday, seriously
- I need to stop being so goddam messy
- I need to be less socially awkward and afraid of conversations with people I'm not very familiar with (it's the ending of these convos that scare me... the awkward silences after the introductory bit - I'm not afraid of approaching people initially).
- I need to get far better at acting/lying.
- I need to be better at keeping in touch with my friends and family.
- Need to learn to be more practical with plumbing, minor electrical work, etc.
Now all we need is a "what we have succeeded
in changing about ourselves thread...