- What is your best excuse to get out of an invitation?
I really hate it when people cancel on you because they get a better offer. So I always try to honor any commitment I make even if something better does come along. If I get invited to something I don’t want to go to I tend to be non-committal until crunch time happens. Not the most up front way of dealing with it but it has been working for me so far.
2. When was the last time you ended a relationship of any kind? What was the nature of the relationship?
I posted recently about my relationship with Johnny coming to an end. I am not sure if this counts as an answer to this question as I didn’t end the relationship myself.
Currently I am in a weird situation with a couple who Mr Jones and I had been friends with for quite a few years. Of late things have not been as easy between us and we have grown apart. This wouldn’t be much of an issue except it turns out that we have a lot of friends in common. I really don’t like confrontation and I guess I am not entirely happy with how things have turned out between us but the next time we run into each other at a social event things could be interesting.
3. Tell us about a phone call or email that you needed to make but were apprehensive to do? Did you ever make the call or send the email?
I often feel that way before I call my mother. Mostly it doesn’t turn out that badly but sometimes it doesn’t go well. She has Post Doctoral qualifications in being negative, putting you on a guilt trip for no reason and generally alienating people so you can imagine how conversations with her can go some days.
4. Tell us one or two things you do daily as self care.
Most days my morning routine involves tea and a scroll through my WordPress Reader followed by tinkering on a blog post. I have started this routine recently, I used to try and get up and do some form of exercise, on the days I couldn’t get motivated I would make myself feel guilty. This new routine is much better for my mental health, I just have to figure out my exercise routine but it will happen.
5. What are you looking forward to in the holiday season of the coming New Year?
Spending as much time as possible aboard this baby.
So that I can see more things like this
Bonus: In what situations do you wish you could throw down a smoke bomb and disappear?
Any time there is conflict. I really can’t handle it. If there is any kind of tension between people I am around or between myself and another person I just want to disappear.
This post is part of TMI Tuesday for 22 December. To see who else is sharing this week click here or on the image below.