My Downfall

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I’m going admit something that I’m not proud of…but hey, every character in a story needs to have one great downfall.  
Here’s mine:
I’m a terrible listener.  
It’s true!  I very frequently listen to only about half of what people tell me.  My mind just wanders so quickly and I just catch enough words to get the general idea of what they are talking about.  It’s a terrible habit, because people ask me to recall things and I can’t remember because I wasn’t really listening in the first place!  I just finished reading The Hunger Games series audiobooks and I’m going to have to listen to them about three more times to actually get the full story.  My mind…it just…
…wait, what?  
This is my endless resolution, to be a better listener.  I frequently have to remind myself to listen and not talk before I go to social gatherings.  But what can I say?  I take after my grandma and my dad who are big-time gabbers.  
That’s why blogging is so great for me.  I love email, I love instant messenger.  I can go back whenever I want and re-read the conversation so that I can get every detail.  If you really want me to listen to you, WRITE ME.  
I’m so sorry. 
What is your downfall? 

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  1. Ahhhh, it is nice to read about someone else who suffers with what I like to call "listening deficit disorder"! 🙂 That would be my downfall too-more because I talk SOOOO much! It is what I am constantly working on as well-our poor husbands! 🙂

  2. I'm loving your blog…just wish I was talented in the crafty department. I'm following you for inspiration. 😉

    I look forward to meeting you at the Phx Mommy Bloggers Luncheon in a couple weeks.

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  3. You're not alone! Don't worry! We all have downfalls. Some of us even have a few. *cough* I'm horrible with quite a few things so don't feel too bad. 🙂

  4. posidanielle says:

    Its wonderful that you feel comfortable enough to share your downfall. You are a strong and inspiring person and its amazing that you are willing to better this about yourself.

    My downfall is my temper. I try to hide it, but sometimes it gets the better of me. I try to remember to take a breath and count to 10, but it doesn't always work. This is something that I am desperately trying to improve.

    have a beautiful day!

  5. Ohh…so many to choose from.

    I swear that I have adult ADD…specifically when it comes to cleaning. I'll start unloading the dishwasher, then 30 minutes later I'm scrubbing my toilet in the bathroom. I have to make a detailed list with a timeline to get anything done. I'm like the dog from Up! who mid sentence…squirrel

  6. I'm sorry, were you saying something?

    I was telling Liesl the other day that I always made sure to go to class when I was in college, even though I never paid any attention. I'd be doing homework with other students later and they'd refer to something said in class, and I had no idea what they were talking about. They'd wonder if I was even in the same class…

  7. We get it from Dad. When he visited me here, it drove me nuts how many times I would be telling him something and he wouldn't be listening…at all. Worst of all, he'd barely apologize! If he expects me to listen to his play-by-play descriptions of ELR (Everybody Loves Ray-Jay), then he'd better give me at least 30 seconds of his attention when I'm telling him that I'm getting married.

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