I had an interesting experience today. Without going into too much detail of the who and the when, I was reminded how different all of us are. And how even though someone might be able to keep their house spotless, or is organized, or can dress well or can make amazing dinners, they always have something that they aren't good at. I know, it seems unbelievable. I find that my weaknesses are easy to see: I suck at housekeeping, I'm impatient, unorganized and find it difficult to focus on things and finish them. The things I am good at are: social situations (no social anxiety here), keeping up friendships (even though most of my friends live more than a hundred miles from me, some thousands of miles), and a few other things.
I'm always worried that when people come to my house they will pass judgments on me. Because I'm cluttery. My floors aren't always vacuumed. My table is frequently covered with stuff other than dishes. Sometimes I don't sweep my floors. My counters get cleaned frequently but are covered with "stuff". Sometimes there are shoes strewn on the floor. Or sometimes it's toys. I have no skills as a home decorator. The reason I'm worried is because most of my friends seem to be these compulsive neat freaks that rarely have a thing out of place in their house. And I'm serious. I can start with my friends from way back when. I do still have friends that are not those compulsive types. And I'm not so worried when they come over.
There seems to be a give and take. Some might be organized but might feel uncomfortable in social situations. Some might make great dinners but struggle with keeping up with the dishes. What I love about it is that we can learn so much from each other!! In fact I would love nothing more than to have a friend come over and have her help me with getting myself more organized. Not sure what I could give to her, but I'm sure we could think of something. :)
Does this post have a point? Not really. Just kind of thinking or typing out loud.
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