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It’s not you, it’s me…

NHBPM Day 17: “My strengths and weaknesses list post.

You might gloss over the opportunity to actually put, in list form, what you perceive to be your strengths and weaknesses.

I think, personally, that it is a stellar opportunity to present to your readers the “you” that is “You.”  Or, uh, the “me” that is “Me.”

Ever wanted to be visible?

I think it also provides a backdrop by which others can, in fact, come to an understanding of what your standards and principles are, too.

I think it also provides you a backdrop by which you can, in fact, understand why some people might just, in fact, not “see” you at all.

Best example EVA’: “My weakness is that I don’t talk about my afflictions, and I really want to.”

[enter crickets chirp, stage left]


And you wonder why you’re facing an “invisible illness”!?!?  Not helping it, I can sure-as-shyte tell you that!!

Here are my strengths:

–  I raise awareness and advocate for people with chronic afflictions.  Damn near daily.

–  I am organized to an OCD-type quality.

–  I run my household like the well-oiled machine it has come to be… efficient… fun…and evolving.

–  I am loyal, smart as hell and dedicated.

–  I live virtuously and with honour.

–  I LOVE to learn.  This helps me across the entire spectrum of my made-for-tv-movie kind’o’life.

–  I have finally come to the understanding that the sky is blue, the earth is round, and I need to get off my I’ve-earned-this-ass and start owning my shit.

No one…and I mean NO one…is responsible for my life, my choices and my actions…nor their subsequent successes or failures… but ME.

My weaknesses:

–  Chocolate.

–  Fuzzy socks.

Oh…right…*shifty eyes*…

–  I still find myself habitually denying myself the option of having a CHOICE…simply for the sake of making a damn CHOICE.

–  Sometimes…I just don’t wanna…but I really, really should.  I will find every “excuse” to rationalize the decision on something or someone else.  I might be lazy, or I might be really afraid of failing at something should I not do whateveritis perfectly and within the recognized and accepted social standards. (True story)

Really, when I can overcome these two weaknesses…I will forever be in the position to OWN IT.  The rest of my days.

I relish in the *squee*-ness of the anticipation of such a time.

So I’m going to use my strengths and do whatever is necessary to make that time come to fruition. 🙂


This post was written for Wego Health’s National Blog Post Month, 2012.

1 Comment

  1. Steve

    I think my dear that you hold yourself to a far higher standard than anyone else does. Thats why you impress the hell out of so many people. You do far more then some “healthy” people do.

    I think it’s more of a fear then a weakness. It’s hard to fight and teach against the ignorance. and with so many drama-queens out there using any current excuse to explain themselves It drives some of us into the closet about health.
    You are not only educating the unknown on what our lives are like. you are educating us in a better way.

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