Thursday, April 2, 2009

Writer's Workshop: Misconceptions

Your Assignment...Should You Choose To Accept
Directions: Choose a prompt that inspires you most. Write. Go to Mama Kat's at Mama's Losin' It and paste your blog URL into the Mister Linky that will be up...this way anyone can click on your name and head over to your place to see what you wrote. You can write on more than one prompt.

The Prompts this week are:
1.) Why did you do it?
2.) What is a common misconception about you?
3.) Describe a moment when you felt afraid.
4.) In what ways are you turning into your mother?
5.) Are you always right?

I chose #2

First let me say I have my imperfections just like everyone else and this one I am not proud of. A lot of people I volunteer with have said to me that I don't seem like the kind of person who would raise there voice or use the occasional not so nice language. The ones that know me well are laughing hysterically right now. Let me put it this way, I was chosen to be chaplain for the PFA at my sons school and my brother's response was, "I hope the school doesn't get struck by lightning". He was not being mean spirited he just knows me and all of my quirks. When I get frustrated or irritated I raise my voice and words fly out of my mouth that I don't even think are in the english language and my family likes to say, "Here comes Grandma". Don't get me wrong I loved my Grandma, but she could cuss like a sailor when she was mad. For the most part this is never directed towards anyone in particular, it is usually directed at myself because I have misplaced something or have done something stupid and I am just having a pity party for myself with a side order of profanity. I get the usual "potty mouth" from my husband and if my son is unfortunate enough to hear me he just gives me the look, you know the one where you wish you had a remote control like in the movie Click, so you can rewind and use a better choice of words. I am trying to stop and take a breather before said words come flying out of my mouth, but it is a work in progress. I know I will never be the perfect mom, wife, child or human being for that matter, but I can always try to be better.

I read this blog Learning to Fail Forward by Renee Swope after I had already written this and I have to agree.. We have to allow ourselves to Fail Forward.



  1. i love that quote. fortunately my son is too young to repeat most of what i say, but i'm afraid of what he'll repeat when he's older.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. We have a LOT in common it seems. I could write blog post after blog post on my temper and just the things that set me off! LOL!

    have a great day!

  3. We all have our buttons and heaven help whomever pushes them!