The lovely Sophia Ismaa nominated me for her newly created Flawesome Award. Sophia is such a positive person and her blog is definitely one you want to follow, especially if you love books and apt social commentary.
The Flawesome award is meant to recognize our individual flaws. We all have them and they make us incredibly beautiful and human. Why not take some time to embrace our flaw and acknowledge the gifts they can bear?
The rules are as follows:
- Link back to the creator – Sophia Ismaa Writes
- Display the award
- List 3 flaws and turn it into a strength
- Tag 10 other people
1) I judge myself too harshly, but I am supportive of others.
To say I am my own worse critic may be an understatement. I tend to cease my efforts before I even give it an honest try and if I do try, I painfully believe I am the absolute worse. Regardless of the compliments and love I receive, I struggle with believing in myself and being confident in my skills and talents. I know I am frustrating, especially when people try to build me up and I respond with a warped narrative. I’m working on it (exaggerated New York accent)! However, since I am self-aware enough to realize I am my own worst enemy, I try to be that person that encourages others. I love to believe in people and see others shoot their shot, as the kids say. If you need a cheerleader, I am your gal. I am also good at recognizing other’s strong suits. I know, I know it is a double standard, I do not deny that.
2) I am clumsy, but I have quick reflexes when it counts.
I trip, bump into or drop things CONSTANTLY. It actually does wonders for my social anxiety. I would not trust myself with anything fragile and I suggest you keep your distance; my unwieldy hands and arms will affect you too. However, surprisingly, I have pretty good reflexes. My signature move is catching things that roll off tables. I also do well at catching items thrown at me or avoiding objects coming my way.
3) I avoid confrontation, but I am a really good mediator.
I really do not like to engage in confrontational situations, sometimes it is at a disservice to myself. I try to give friendly nudges, but I am not assertive. I do not like to speak with people when they are in a good mood so if I have an issue, I try to figure out a way where I can change the situation without causing a brouhaha. Yet, if there is an issue between two or more people, I am really good at being the voice of reason. I can de-escalate a situation and come up with viable solutions and compromises. My critical thinking and active listening skills have helped many peers and colleagues.
My Flawsome Award nominees are:
- Laketra BFF
- Riley Hlatshwayo
- This Black Girl
- Anxious Andrea
- Ariana Allen
- Audrey Walker
- Amy Westphal
You are all winners and amazing no matter what!
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