… Because it’s so easy to assume we have it all together.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
My sister, Ijeoma from Klassy Kinks,wrote a blog post a few days ago that really encouraged me to share things I’m bad at. It’s easy to assume public figures, bloggers, influencers, etc. have perfect lives. But the reality is most of our lives and photos are filtered- literally; and Edward (my photographer) has a fancy camera that captures ALL of my blemishes so I must smooth and edit them all. All that I’m trying to relay here, is that in real life, I’m as basic as it gets. I just know how to photograph well…at least I think. As a form of transparency, here are three things I’m really bad at:
1. Keeping my room clean.
I am not the most organized person. I think I’ve gotten worse throughout the years; and part of the reason is because I have so many things in one little space. This isn’t to say I don’t know how to clean. I am my mother’s daughter so I am ALWAYS cleaning. But if I can just put the dress away as soon as I take it off, I wouldn’t have to do much cleaning. I guess having my OWN space will help with my disorganization. Until then, let me enjoy my parents’ crib.
2. Responding to messages/returning calls.
If you’re not part of my small tribe, chances are I’m not calling or answering your messages. The truth is, I have a very hectic schedule, and I easily get overwhelmed. As a result, I cannot engage in meaningless conversations. “How are you doing?” is meaningless to me at times. Because even if I’m doing terribly, I won’t express that to you unless you’re part of my tribe. So oftentimes, messages go unanswered and calls never get returned. I know it’s selfish; I’m not boasting about it. Remember, these are things that I’m BAD at.
3. Not taking things personally
As an extremely sensitive person, people have to tread carefully around me. While you may something insensitive that might offend me, I won’t write you off because of it. I will, however, side-eye you in my mind. The key is to be genuine. I can spot a disingenuous person all the way in Texas And disingenuous persons can’t get anything from me other than tolerance. I’ll tolerate you but won’t have much interaction with you.
Now tell me what you’re really bad at down below!