Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bad Habit

Day Four of Emily's (over at Blue Dog Belle) Thirty One day blogging challenge was particularly difficult for me: "A Habit You Wish You Didn't Have." I legitimately went 'job interview' in my brain: "I wish I wasn't so punctual, I was I wasn't so driven, I wish I wasn't such a team player..."and so on. But then I realized this is my blog, and I'm not blogging to impress anyone (unless someone is reading this post who wants to hire me post law school, then all those habits are true)! 

I wish I wasn't so type-a. I know that probably sounds like a job interview answer, but it is true. It frustrates me when things I compartmentalize or organize, and then expect go a certain way--do the exact opposite. The time I spend dwelling on what I could have done differently, what I plan to do the next time, or what went wrong, is precious time--and something that I can't get back. 

With the type-a personality, I'm also very schedule driven. My life planner is filled out with color coded pens, my Google calendar is obsessively constantly updated, and my iPhone's calendar is updated the moment something comes up, or changes. My friends laugh when I schedule girls nights weeks or months out, study groups begrudgingly accept  my need for a schedule for the entire semester at the start of the semester, and my to-do list is extensive and has been referred to as "over the top" once or twice. 

So my bad habit is me being type-a: something that is so ingrained into who I am as a person. The good news is that this bad habit fits well with my chosen profession, school, and who I am. I'm driven, motivated (most days) and have really big dreams goals for my future...so maybe I should start viewing type-a as a good thing, and not a bad habit.

What are some of your bad habits?


  1. I need a little more type a in my life. can you help please?

  2. We would definitely be best friends if we lived closer! I'm SO Type-A, almost to the point of ridiculousness. It's definitely a blessing sometimes, because I'm usually really motivated, on-top of my schoolwork, and organized, but it's definitely a curse sometimes, too! I can totally relate to all of this, especially the re-analyzing in your head, going over everything multiple times, etc. My planner/calendar is my best friend!