I had a chat with David the other day about starting over; he’s getting the opportunity this January when he joins the Army to be a Crypto-linguistic (SOOO cool!). It’s not that I want to “start over fresh” or be a completely different person. It’s like David said: I want to “upgrade” myself.
At 25, I am pretty pleased with the person I’ve become. I am trustworthy. I am optimistic. I make friends easily and I’ve find some pretty awesome people to claim as my friends. I work hard. I can overcome obstacles in my life, either on my own or with the help of my friends, family, mentors, and colleagues. I am married to an amazing man who is always pushing me to take the opportunities that come my way. I achieve goals I have set for myself. I make a pretty good first impression.
But as greatful as I am for all of those positive aspects of my character, personality, and identity, there are parts of Me that I would really like to improve. I am a terrible manager of my time (although grad school forced me to get at least a little better). Outwardly I hate clutter, but I don’t seem to know how to avoid it. I have quite an embarrassing temper, which I am pretty
good at controlling around everyone except my husband. I have a problem making phone calls (I like to call it “telephonaphobia”). Plus, there are some other habits I’d rather not publicize (we’ve all got them) that I’d like to eliminate.
I’ve never moved to a brand new place when I was old enough to consciously and honestly evaluate myself and plan ways to change myself. I want to take advantage of this opportunity. I think I need a clear plan of what and how I’m going to change myself, but for now, I’m going to focus on making a (private) list of priorities for this upgrade.
(This post title is probably only funny to a few of you, but I really like it. Thanks to a Gross guy for it.)
Thanks to Tuxme.com for the image.