Top 10 Weird Things About Me That I Normally Keep in My Brain
Throughout my work, I tend to go over things of interest to me and things I believe may be of some interest to you.
I’ve done an about me to shed some light onto who I am and bring you into my world of chaos.
However, I find that telling other people pieces of yourself that no one would normally see from looking at you is therapeutic.
With that in mind, I would like to tell you 10 interesting things about me that not many people know.
Let’s get started, Shall we:
#1: I have low-key OCD:
The reason I call it low-key is because I have not ever been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, I am unable to sit in a dirty room. Yup, that is correct. If I walk into the kitchen to cook dinner, I must clean it first before I begin. I clean my office every day before I leave it so that when I return, it is clean, and I can start work. If I go to one of my kids' rooms to talk to them, I will insist that we clean the mess in their room before we begin our conversation. My family has gotten quite used to it, but new acquaintances find it a bit odd.
#2: I am someone that my friends and family warn others about:
Let me explain, I am what some would call… a blunt individual. I have no filter and I bask in that part of my personality. It makes me happy that I am open to being honest with everyone about my opinion on everything. However, my friends and family know that this is a trait many people dislike… so, they tend to warn their friends and spouses of that little detail before bringing me to meet them. It lowers the blow a bit I suppose, but they always seem to still be taken back by me quite a bit.
#3: I love to learn:
You wouldn’t know it by just speaking with me casually, but learning is something I cannot get enough of. It really doesn’t matter what I am learning about, as long as I’m learning something. New languages, DIY projects, new social media platforms, new ways to earn income or anything else for that matter. If it’s new to me… I want to know about it. Which sounds funny since I was never considered a brainiac in high school.
#4: I put too much on my plate:
Many people tend to bite off a bit more than they can chew so that they are able to get more done. I tend to take this to the extreme. I feel like I should bear the burden of everything that my family needs. Although I am a smart person and I understand that is not possible. I still tend to do it quite a bit.
#5: I like to gamble:
Doesn’t seem like it, I’m sure. However, it helps my mind unwind. I have a lot going on all of the time. My mind never shuts off. Sitting at a slot machine with $20 to $40 a month, helps me get my mind right. Plus, I love the shiny lights.
#6: I hate mint EVERYTHING:
Listen, this probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to all of you but to me it’s a HUGE thing. Mint chocolate, menthol cigarettes, Mint chocolate chip ice cream and mint gum — ALL NASTY. I don’t like feeling like I am swallowing ice cubes.
#7: I suck at video games:
I like to play them with my kids and my husband, and when I’m in the zone — I really try. However, I suck eggs — Super hard. It’s terrible, like mega terrible… like Noob status so bad that sometimes my kids will act like they don’t know me if we are playing online together. I’ve tried to get better, it didn’t work. It’s safe to say I’m not going to be joining an E-sports team anytime soon.
#8: I sometimes wonder why I had kids:
Okay, so I know how I had kids… I’m grown... I’ve done the dance with no pants…. I just sometimes wonder why. When do I wonder this, you ask? Every time my child has an obnoxious meltdown in a grocery store parking lot, every time my house gets destroyed 15 minutes after I’ve gotten it clean and every single time, I hear a child go MOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!
It’s an ongoing question. Most of the time I come to the conclusion that my children are little angels… their horns just popped off their halos.
#9: It takes a lot to make me angry:
I am a very understanding person. I tend to put myself in other people's shoes when they’ve done something to upset me to avoid flying off the handle.
Let me give you an example that you may be able to relate to:
Ladies, let’s pretend that you had a long day at work while your husband was home with your little ones. When you arrive home you have to clean the house, help children with homework and get dinner prepared. All while your husband sits on his video game. What would you do?
A. Ask him what he wants you to cook for dinner and ask how his day was? B. Go crazy and start nagging about how you’re tired and you shouldn’t be the only one pulling weight in the household? C. Ask for a divorce before you commit murder.
I’m going to assume that most of you are around the B section. Am I right? I’m sure you can guess where I am at…
That’s right. I’m the one who goes for Option A. — It doesn’t get under my skin when my spouse has an off day and the only accomplishment, he makes to the day is waking up. In fact, on those days I’m more worried about his mental state than I am about the laundry he didn’t do.
Yes, I’m aware that I’m weird… can we move on.
#10: I want more out of life:
Okay, I love my life. I’m happy with my husband, I have great kids and my best friend Taylor Michael is the greatest thing since the world was invented. However, I am not anywhere near where I thought I would be at this stage of my life. I want to own a home; I want my written work to be the main source of income and I want to own a car that does not break down within a year of us owning it.
These are things I have been working towards since I was 20 and in 11 years, I am no closer to getting there than I was when I started.
I am busting my tail every day to grow and thrive. I know I can get things done if I keep pushing. It’s just been a long road and I dislike the struggle.
I do my best to shield you wonderful readers from my woes and things, but sometimes it’s nice to be vulnerable.
Well folks, there you have it! 10 things you probably didn’t know about me. I have come to terms that I am an odd individual. However, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I embrace my quirks and flaws with pride. I remind myself that I am who I am, regardless of what anyone else thinks. I am proud of who I have become and who I am striving to be.
What about you guys? What are somethings about you that other people wouldn’t guess in a million years? — Leave a comment and let me know!
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla
Originally posted on Medium.com September 2022