Sadly, this isn't 10 Things I Hate about Myself, so I've narrowed it down to the ONE that's bothering me right now. As in during this five minutes because the next five minutes will be something else.
I hate that I am no longer 100% at anything. Or maybe, I hate that I still insist on grading myself on a percentage scale despite not having been a student in almost ten years. It's the teacher in me, I guess -- sitting around with a BRIGHT RED pen waiting to check mark all of my errors.
✓ Kitchen floor covered in crumbs?
✓ Yelled at your precious three year old?
✓ Fur covered couches?
✓ Unfolded laundry?
✓ Groceries still unpurchased?
✓ Haven't called your mother?
✓ Griped at husband?
It seems lately my life is one great big F.
I wish that one of two things could happen for me -- I want to either someday reach that A range (A minus is fine) or else stop mentally grading myself.
I guess, the one thing I hate about me is that I'm my own harshest evaluator. I wouldn't grade my students this severely or with this much gusto (or even with red check-marks), so why do I insist on doing it to myself?
This post is part of a 30 day meme I saw first posted on my friend Marty's blog. Feel free to join in whether via the comments or your own blog post. Don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know if you're participating, so I can come commiserate or at least learn a little about YOU.
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