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In the interest of building my self-esteem and developing the skill of self-validation, I made a list of things I’m good at. Ironically, it strongly brought to light one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. Some entries are too wordy, while others aren’t descriptive enough. The answers are too erratic and span too broad of a spectrum. I try to be funny in some, but I don’t commit to this concept fully throughout the list, so I could have been way funnier. I am way too vague on some of these and thinking of examples makes me wish I had broken them down into better categories (but hey, that’s the planning/organizing strength in action).

Noticing a pattern here? I defeated the purpose of my own self-affirming list by letting my negative thoughts creep in. Let me correct that. Actually, the negative thoughts came, but I kept writing. This is the original version. I fought the urge to flip the page and write a “better” one. The irony is so strong it’s entering deadlifting competitions.

So am I totally satisfied with the list? No. But it’s a start. Next, I’ll think up some examples that give me warm, fuzzy feelings so I can have concrete proof for each one of these entries that I am good at stuff!

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