Monday Madness

True or False (and feel free to elaborate)

  1. I consider myself to be very organized. True – I miss Organized Living! I think at a certain point I owned more things to organize items into than I did items (though some who’ve helped me move probably doubt that I ever owned “less”). I like that I always know where to find batteries, permanent markers, jewelry, tea lights, and most everything else. The thing I’m particularly bad with is paperwork at home – I just don’t have a good system and it all gets thrown into one pile and lost or misplaced or forgotten about.
  2. I tend to get more done when I’m pressed for time. True, though this is something I’d like to not rely on so much in graduate school as I did in college. I’m no spring chicken, you know, and staying up all night the day before a paper is due doesn’t hold the same appeal as it used to. And I only like self-imposed pressure (like when I wait to get something done until the last minute), not externally-imposed (like when someone else has waited until the last minute and then realized they needed me to do it for them).
  3. Multi-tasking is something I do often. True, especially when one of the things is watching TV. I always did homework in front of the TV (well, in college at least – my parents didn’t let us do that growing up). I read, knit, make jewelry, clean my room, talk on the phone (though these days I have to mute it or turn it off so that I really pay attention to the conversation)… all while watching TV. The only thing I don’t multi-task well is cooking, as can attest to. Distraction leads to forgotten ingredients or steps missed completely, which leads to less-than-yummy baked goods if it’s not caught.
  4. I might be a perfectionist. True, though I try to only impose this on myself and don’t hold others to the same standard. (Doesn’t mean I don’t hold them to some standard of excellence – I do often have high hopes.)
  5. I enjoy Mondays as much as I enjoy Fridays. False, almost always (unless it’s a holiday). I hope that once I have a job working in my new career of choice, I can answer true. But for the time being, work is something I do to pay rent, and it’s not a job I love (though I don’t hate it either, most days). Plus, Monday means the weekend is over, and without getting sappy (note that I’m feeling particularly emotional today due to circumstances already blogged about), and weekends mean spending time with and… other things.
  6. If I didn’t make a list (or hang a post-it note) I’d forget what it is I need to do. True, most of the time. Plus, I just like lists. They make me feel like I’ve accomplished something, that joy of getting to cross things off.
  7. I have no problem asking for help when I don’t understand something. False, though I’m trying to get better at this. Yesterday I asked for a lot of help while sorting through cables and a/v equipment, some of it circa my elementary school days, and technology of the 80’s baffles me, truly.