Being Misunderstood

It has happened to us all.  “Oh, I’m so sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying?”  Or “Wow, I didn’t know you liked that!”  At some point in your life you have said something similar to someone and someone has said something similar to you.  Sometimes it really is a true and honest misunderstanding, after all we are imperfect beings.  We don’t always get it right.  So the question I bring to you is: “What’s the one thing you think people misunderstand about you the most?”  I know you may have multiple answers, but share one or two.

Misunderstanding:  “You don’t talk much.”

Reality:  I don’t know you.  Or worse,  just don’t like you.  One of the two is normally the case.  Yes, I’m an introvert.  If I don’t know you, it may take a while to open up.  My friends will tell you, once I get to know you, I can be just as talkative. I’m still very shy and introverted, but that’s something I’m actively working on.  How else can I tell you about one of my businesses if I don’t talk to you about it?

Now, I may know you, may have been around you a while, and still don’t say much, there’s an easy answer.  Not to be rude or mean, I just don’t like you or don’t trust you.  You know how it is, some people just give off that vibe that you can’t trust them.  Or maybe you’re just rude and nasty.  Maybe nothing  but profanity leaves your mouth.  Or you may just be a negative person.  All those are reasons for me to stay quiet and to myself.  I pride myself at keeping the peace most of the time, but every now and then that person, decides to let the beast out and they see just how not quiet I am.

Misunderstanding: “You don’t have time to have fun. You’re all business!”

Reality: I have a lot of fun and with the right people.  Yes, I’m very busy.  I’m trying to grow a business to work that business full-time.  I have plans and goals I’m trying to reach.  So while my schedule is very tight, I make time for those closest to me.  I make time for events of business that I network with and that my friends own.  Still, sometimes I can be a workaholic I know, because even on my girls trip, while they were at the beach (I don’t really do the beach), I was practicing my photography.  I also knew I was going to become a travel agent, so I wanted some awesome pictures from the trip.  Plus they know me, I love my pictures!

There are times I have to miss events I want to attend because I have my own event or clients.  I love my clients to the moon and back, so I do everything I can to not push them back.  Yes, even if it means cutting back on my social calendar.  You know what’s awesome.  It’s when you have real, true friends that know what you’re doing, understand what you’re doing and support what you’re doing at 100%.  They don’t misunderstand that.  I love them for that.

What is something that is misunderstood about you?

“Weird Traits”

“4 Weird Traits I Have”

1.   I can’t just sit and watch TV and do nothing else.  I have to be doing something else like reading, writing, editinrg.  I have to be multitasking for some reason.  Not really sure why or when I started doing that.

2.  I can’t eat salty snacks without following it up with a sweet snack.  Popcorn and candy.  Chips and ice cream.  You get the drift.  LOL

3. I have to have a holder with pens in every room. I hate having to look for one.

4. I love sticky notes! Not just the yellow ones either. I like to have all colors and sizes. However, I don’t use them often, but still want them.

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day25

“I Miss”

“Something I Miss”

I miss my BFF Brandy Greene.  I miss spending time with her.  Back in the day we would see each other like 3-5 times a week.  When she moved I was sad and happy all at the same time.  I miss going to visit her out in Utah.  I never matters what we do, a wedding, ball games, site seeing, or just lounging at the house having game night or a cook out, we always have a good time.  We always have tons of memories to share by the time the visit is over.  I can’t wait to visit her and the family again. 

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day24

“Family Members”

“Family member I dislike”

When I first read this, I vowed not to name any names.  Still one immediately came to my mind.  The thing is this, it’s not so much as the person, but the attitude.  I can’t stand it when that jealously and hatred is stronger than the love is.  Don’t know where it came from…well okay I do.  LOL  Still, that’s not the point.  Family should always be there for each other. The only we see each other shouldn’t be at a funeral or the once in 5 years family reunion.  I personally don’t have the time or energy to hold grudges and refuse to do so.  We are all grown  and living our own lives.  There is no need to fester that strong feeling of hatred towards anyone.  It will only harm you.

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day23

“My Zodiac”

“Sagittarius”

I believe the description of my sign is pretty accurate.  As a matter of fact, it’s practically me to the nose!  LOL

Sagittarius and Independence:

 

Independence is Sagittarius’ principle, they crave adventure and excitement and welcome change with open arms. Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher and the explorer, they will go as far as road will go and explore every corner thoroughly in their ever eternal search for wisdom. Freedom is so important to Sagittarius that they will actually make decisions based on the amount of freedom that is given by the choice they have made, as a result, sometimes a good opportunity is turned down because of it’s high commitment need, but this is their choice so it is a good choice for them.

Sagittarius and Friendship:

Sagittarius make excellent friends because of their encouraging, positive nature and their kind heart that will do anything to make sure the friend is happy. They do not expect favors in return, their kindness is selfless. They do not interfere with other people’s plans and they are never possessive or jealous. They treat others the way they want to be treated and life life based on a ‘live and let live’ policy, this makes them so agreeable. Sagittarius are excellent conversationalists with a good sense of humor, sometimes their humor is the raw truth, but these people speak their mind and don’t hold anything back. What they say is what they mean, Sagittarius do not like mind games, it holds them back trying to figure out what is meant, they like straightforwardness and expect it in return. Sagittarius are known for saying the ‘painful truth’, but on the other hand, people know that they can trust what they say because they always say what is real. A Sagittarius never hides anything. Sagittarius are very likeable people. The only people that might not get along with them are people that live by a daily agenda with a highly structured, organized life. They are likely to always be running late and miss a date, but this is only because they are so forward thinking that they forget about the present. Tolerance is required, Sagittarius does not do these things on purpose, this is just who they are. If you understand this and accept this, having a Sagittarius in your life will make the sun shine a lot brighter.

Sagittarius and Business:

Sagittarius are born entertainers and conversationalists. They have no shortage of ideas due to their adventurous lifestyle and exciting life experiences. They make excellent storyteller, comedians, writers, philosophers and actors to name a few, basically Sagittarius are suited to anything as long as it does not tie them down with too much commitment. They like to make the world a better place and a career that will do that is well suited for Sagittarius, they do not however like the fine details and mundane day to day routine this bores them so they tend to procrastinate and let someone else deal with the details. They perform very well in business matters but they are at their best when it is crunch time. If now is the time for all or nothing, and there is a great deal at stake, they can get anything done. Crisis brings out the best in Sagittarius, they perform their best under pressure.

Sagittarius and Temperament:

Sagittarius are not emotional moody people, in fact they can be downright emotionally detached but they do get irritable when they are bored. Sagittarius is optimistic and positive, even deep inside because they believe that no matter what has happened, something good is always around the corner and the sun will always shine again.

Sagittarius Deep Inside:

Sagittarius is a well adjusted person with no emotional problems holding them back. They just want to explore the world and not fret about emotions and feelings. Others may be hurt by their lack of commitment but they don’t care, that’s not why they are on this planet, they are here to gain wisdom, learn and explore. Sagittarius has problems finishing some projects they started if it takes too long, they want immediate results and will move on to the next project if it takes too long. This is not because of laziness, Sagittarius are far from lazy but this motivation to move on is due to their hatred of boredom. Boredom is their fear and instead of facing it, they will up and leave in search of something more stimulating. Sagittarius are not emotional people but they are easily hurt by a careless selfish action, their will be blue but turn it around pretty quickly with their naturally sunny disposition. They don’t dwell on hurt because it is a waste of their energy.

Sagittarius in a Nutshell:

Sagittarius seem to be guided by luck, good things happen to Sagittarius and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive disposition which attracts good fortune. Despite hardships, Sagittarius is always optimistic that good things will happen tomorrow and the future carries good luck. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird, Sagittarius cannot be contained. They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Sagittarius are detached from emotions because emotions hold a person back, they do not like to talk about their feelings, they simply experience them and move on. Sagittarius can be reckless and irresponsible because they will jump at a suggestion of something new before they weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

 

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day21

“Musical Thoughts”

“3 Songs From Shuffled Music Player and My Thoughts”

 

  1. “Jump Off” by Lil’ Kim.  Thought:  She was really has went downhill with all the plastic surgery.  Why do people have such low self-esteem when they are already beautiful?
  2. “Ravin” by “Popcaan.  Thought:  I feel like dancing.  Maybe a Zumba class!
  3. “Mr. Licknasty” by Shake The Poet.  Thought: Missed him and his wife at the last Erotica show.

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day20

“My Fears”

“5 Of My Fears”

  1. Snakes!!!!  I’m so afraid of snakes that I can’t even watch snakes on t.v. without having nightmares that night.  It doesn’t matter what kind of snake it is or how big or small it may be.  The results will always be the same.  Yuck!  Yuck!!
  2. Failure.  That’s always been a biggie.  But even more so recently since I’ve started my business and stepping out more into the community.  I don’t want to fail my family, friends, supporters and fans.  Especially, don’t want to fail myself!
  3. Dying alone.  I think that says it all!  I don’t want to be alone in the hospital or at home.  Will need someone there with me!!  (Selfish I know)
  4. Something happening to my niece or nephew.  As a matter of fact, something happening to any of my family and I’m not close by.  I like to think I can eventually deal with it if it was health or natural causes, but anything else….I just don’t know.
  5. Loosing my hearing or sight.  Sure I know I can still fend for myself for the most part, but I really think I’d loose it.  Might have to be institutionalized for a bit.  LOL  You’d probably have to do something drastic.  I’ve tried to basic stuff not being able to see or hear and just those few minutes had me going CRAZY!!!

What about you?  What are some of your fears?

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day19

“Red & Black”

“My Favorite Color”

I don’t have one favorite color. I actually have two.  They are red and black.  I fell in love with those colors in the 9th grade back in Germany.  The school colors at Giessen High School was red and black.  I just loved the way they looked together.

Now as I’ve gotten older, I still find that I absolutely love those colors still.  Love them so much I have to force myself to wear and buy other colors!!!  I always drift to those.  I love they way they look on me too.  So that’s an added bonus too.  I’m doing better with adding more colors, but those will always be my all time favorites!!

#30DayWritingChallenge #Day18