06 March 2012

Normally imperfect

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

I may be a perfectionist but I’m definitely, absolutely not perfect.

And reading¬†Lacey’s post last week about her imperfections inspired me to write down my own. These aren’t all bad things, they’re just little quirks, nuances and unique things that make me…me!

Yes, there are a few things on this list I’d like to change, but even if they don’t, eh, that’s okay. Why change every quirky thing about yourself? Then you wouldn’t be different!

Let’s take a look at what makes me the imperfectly me.

  1.  The first thing I do when I get home from work is change in to my PJs. I always feel more comfortable in casual, comfy clothes
  2. When I eat, I have one or two bites of all items on the plate blended together and then resume eating each item separately. I also prioritize what I eat first
  3. The other half of my bed and my bedroom floor is usually littered with magazines. I love reading in bed
  4. I do not like to eat lunch before 12:01 pm. Coworkers see me sitting at my desk staring at the clock and at 12:01 pm, my lunch comes out
  5. I sit with my arms folded across my chest almost all of the time. I’m not being cold or standoffish, I just unconsciously do it, but I feel like it turns people off
  6. I like eating healthy but seriously, I’m addicted to sweets. I cannot get enough
  7. I have NO IDEA how to work curlers, but I love having my hair curled. I can’t figure it out
  8. On weekends, I rewear outfits from the week in various new combinations. But I always preface with friends that items may look familiar when we go out. But if a guy is involved…he gets a brand new outfit
  9. Sometimes, I can’t help but multitask when people call or speak to me. I hate that I do it so I have to really focus on one thing
  10. I hate crying or having confrontations with people in public. I always feel like people are staring at me
  11. I am a hopeless romantic. Hopeless to the core
  12. I don’t like sitting too closet to people on public transport. I tend to feel claustrophobic. And if they elbow war me? I never back down
  13. I always laugh nervously during awkward or uncomfortable situations. Sometimes it gets me in to trouble
  14. My nose is always running. It drives me crazy when I’m out
  15. When I’m talking to someone, I am listening but also scanning them over. I have zero idea why I do that, maybe it’s my way of taking them in?? That just sounds creepy
  16. I prefer to be warm when I sleep. I love feeling warm and cuddled up in bed

So there is a perfect way to summarize this: freak, lazy and general oddball. I think we can also categorize this as #reasonswhyimsingle. Yep. But hey, that’s me :)

What makes you imperfectly you?


  1. caryn says:

    I DO #5 TOO! I know it is ‘negative body language’ but it is just more comfortable!! I try to stop but i can’t help it.

  2. Paula says:

    I think we have a lot of quirks in common…

  3. Erin says:

    I don’t think you sound like a freaky, lazy, oddball!

    P.S. Every time I’ve tried curlers I end up looking like a poodle. Not sure what’s up with that.

  4. I basically have never curled my hair. I’m a freak.

  5. dude, no curlers – curling irons work better, you can do it!!

  6. Marjolein says:

    whenever I get home from work I’m usually hungry, but too tired to cook and I usually end up eating an entire bag of crisps…

  7. allison says:

    I have a serious hair twirling problem, I’m tryinnggggggg to get better I suppose.

  8. Jenn says:

    I’m with you. PJs come out as soon as I get home. Most of the time I just switch to comfy pants and keep whatever shirt I’m wearing on for as long as I can stand it. Especially if I’m having a Skype date: business up top, party down below.

  9. Kez says:

    Great post :)
    Hmm. How am I imperfect?
    – I hate wearing a bra or even pants when I’m home alone (well, the only adult at home). It’s comfy and I’m gonna keep doing that until the Little Mister is old enough to notice.
    – I don’t want to raise a child who is obsessed with TV, but this morning (for the first and hopefully one of a few RARE times), I really needed to shower and get dressed on time for something so I popped bub in his pram facing a children’s television show. My TV babysat my baby for 15 minutes :/
    – I pop my pimples :(

  10. Arielle says:

    Hahah my roommates make fun of me because I’m in pajamas pretty much all the time. But I kind of hate wearing real clothes indoors!