This one’s a twofer!
Quick recap: for me, May of 2020 is all about self-love. Each day, I’ll be working from one of the prompts from Tia Harding’s 32 Self-Love Journal Prompts or from The Petite Planner’s 30 Days of Self-Love.
Here’s today’s prompt: “What are your biggest insecurities? What are your strengths?“
My biggest insecurities would probably be that no one truly likes me, that I’m going to die alone and forgotten by everyone, that I’m eventually going to lose everyone and everything I care about. Now, realistically, I know that this is one part pessimism, one part anxiety brain gremlins being assholes, with a pinch of actual reality thrown in and a dash of depression for flavor.
I’m also prideful, but that’s more a personal weakness I’m working on, rather than an actual insecurity. I’m working on the anxiety, through medication and therapy. I’m working on the depression, too, through similar means and projects like this.
My strengths are a little easier to identify. I’m clever, for certain, though not necessarily book smart? I have something more akin to situational-intelligence, I’m good at reading people and body language, most of the time.
I’m also hellaciously resilient. You don’t go through decades of transient existence without having some flexibility to you, so not only am I resilient, I am adaptable.
I have good humor and am a pretty funny person as well. I’m good with children, and most pets. I’m not the Disney princess, sing and they alight from trees kind of good, but I can usually charm even the grumpiest of kitties into some affection.
I’ve got a lot of ingenuity and I’m on the sunny side of bizarre, in some ways. And I mean that in the best way possible.
That’s all for now! Have a good day.