Coffee & Conversation Link Up | Strength & Weakness

Coffee & Conversation

This week I am linking up with Kalyn and Lauren for their Coffee & Conversation today. I have found this link up via the lovely Grace for Gayle and as always there are a few rules:

1 // Follow your hosts via GFC
2 // Link up your blog post answering that week's question instead of the main URL for your blog..
3 // Have fun!! Visit other links and join the conversation with everyone. This is a conversation starter, so if you have a lot to say on the topic - run with it! :)

What do you consider your two greatest strengths? What about the areas you would like to improve? 

Okay, it goes without saying when talking about strengths that I am not bragging. At all. We all have strengths, it's just some of us haven't identified ours. With that being said I will dig in.

I care about others. Compassion. This is a double edged sword. Sometimes I care so much about others that I care about things like "What do they think of me?" But, when I have this strength in check, it's a really good thing otherwise. I tend to remember birthdays. I send cards for no reason. I want to know what's going on in your life - to support you. I truly care.
I'm creative. This goes in different directions. I sing. I write. I scrapbook. I take photos. There are so many creative outlets I want to explore. It's in my blood and truly, I believe, something God has blessed me with as well.

Okay, and now for some areas I'd like to improve. This is easier, always, isn't it? We are so quick to talk about shortcomings. That's why I'm glad we are talking about it in terms of improving. The emphasis is not on the negative. So, here we go.

I tend to procrastinate. I'll tell you more about that later. *sigh* That was supposed to be funny but unfortunately it is my every day reality. I would much rather put something off until later than take a moment to do it now. This has to change. I mean, do I really like the mad rush of doing things a second before they are supposed to be done? No.
I also am a bit of a perfectionist. Not in everything, obviously, but I am quite hard on myself on certain things.   Making mistakes and appearing foolish are two things that freak me out. But, you know what? That is life. If we are not making mistakes & learning then we are not living. It's something I "know" in my head but living it out is much harder.

So, there you have it. It's been kind of tough to get this all you can imagine but it is rather cathartic. Join us in posting and linking up?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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1 comment

Becky Dougherty said...

I am a procrastinating perfectionist, too! I know those are not necessarily great things, but I do like things to be done right. I just don't necessarily like to do them when I should.