In honor of the new year I’ve decided to give you all a homework assignment.(Yay homework!!!) It’s a simple, because this time it’s all about you. I want you think about yourselves for a few moments. Shut out the job, and the bills, and the spouses and kids and think only about you.
There are rules to this assignment though. You are not allowed to think about the ten pounds you gained, or the fight you had with your sister, or the job you lost. No failures allowed. But what I do want you to think about is what you learned about yourself these pasts 365 days. And since this was my bright idea I’ll share with you what I learned about myself this past year.
If you think you’re a good dancer, then I recommend you buy the Just Dance video game, or the Micheal Jackson Experience and see how well your skills hold up against real dancers. I had a run in with the Black Eyed Peas Experience just yesterday and realized my boom boom pow, boom boom stunk.
2. I like Disco! You got a problem with that?
I still don’t see why it gets such a bad rap. It’s music that makes you want to move and puts a smile on your face. How can you hate ABBA? Donna Summer? Gloria Gaynor?
3. I’m really good at my job.
But I could always be better.
It’s usually when I’m tired, or hungry or sick, or annoyed, or… You get what I’m saying. I can turn into a cranky two-year old and very easily ruin your day.
5. All (ALL!) my friends are socially awkward.
But so am I and that’s probably why we’re friends.
6. Having three good friends is better than having twenty not -so- good ones.
If you’ve got a friend that will help you hide a body or wear a puffy sleeved mint green bridesmaid dress for you, you’ve got a friend for life.
7. I get really happy when I see that the people that I knew in high school have put on tons of weight.
So mean, but it’s the truth. Admit it. You like it when people you don’t like look worse than you do.
8. It’s okay to hate the way you look some of the time.
As long as you can find something you love about yourself most of the time.
9. I like writing more than I like most people.
Is that wrong?
10. Rejection is just a part of the writing business. Expect it.
But it still stings.
Shudder. I hope I don’t start growing gray chin hairs when I turn 50.
12. I really love my fellow Scribes.
Mushy? Who cares. They have taught me a lot just by being alive.
Your turn! This is homework. Remember? Tell me one thing you learned about yourself this year. Or just say ‘hi’, comments are like cupcakes for me, delicious and addicting.