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my addictive personality April 14, 2008

Filed under: Life,Randomness,Reflections — alwaysbri @ 10:22 am

i only called it that for lack of better terminology, as i don’t think my… enthusiastic tendencies are all necessarily negative.

I have, however, been noticing lately my impulse to wholeheartedly embrace things. It seems to be somewhat of a trend in my life to become slightly overzealous about the things I like. I was thinking about this, and many, many examples, trivial and otherwise, came to my mind. As I said, I don’t think these all are negative, exactly. Some don’t really matter that much…

  • Breakfast trends- For some reason I go through trends in my breakfasts. aka toast and applesauce. I ate this for breakfast every single day in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Three years, that is pretty much all i had. Then i went through the banana phase. no time to eat so i’d grab one and run. now i am on to the ‘dang i’m late’ phase, and rarely eat breakfast at all.
  • Activities- You all probably know I had a pretty intensely into karate for a long while… like, 6 days a week for many hours a day… this I actually count as a very positive addiction. Little bad came out of this. I was working out constantly, made good friends, learned a lot… def good.
  • When I was in elementary school and I decided I was born to be a writer/reporter/detective. I took on that idea so fully that the rest of my life would focus on that. Suddenly i was a spy in all my games, infiltrating other countries’ governments, solving age old puzzles and mysteries, and then writing books about it, for the world to enjoy. All my papers at school would be about that, i wanted to dress like a detective would, etc. That may be a little kid extreme example, but I know i still do that to an extent at times.
  • Lost. hehe. I love it so much.

So… these didn’t really affect my life that much. You might have had slightly more insight about my life at the time… it may have been easier to keep tabs on me when I was always at karate. but that’s about it.

These trivial things I have noticed are just phases with me, though. I tend to get really burnt out on them after awhile and that is the downside… I could, for example, never have toast and applesauce again, and life would be perfectly peachy. Lost I have not gotten burnt out on yet. And I don’t know if that will happen.

There have been a few of these… preferences.. that have impacted my life more than my childhood dream of becoming a spy. These might not be quite as positive.

  • Diet Coke- heh. You know about that little incident… definitely not good for me. I was pretty addicted. I had a lot. I go back and forth between wanting to know how much and being glad I don’t.
  • Computer- I am trying to spend less time on it. I know there are better things for me to do…. yea.
  • Saving the best for last- I have always done this. I don’t know why. Like, with everything. I try to finish everything i need to get done before doing fun things so I don’t dwell on it as much… (though that decreases with things I know I can get done at last minute), and food, and like clothes… i’ll want to wear something but save it until I’ve worn like everything else so that it’s better. It doesn’t really make sense. But I do.

So basically… there are good addictions and bad addictions. I have some of both. And I am going to try to curb some of the negative ones…


18 Responses to “my addictive personality”

  1. Mom Says:

    Being a detective runs in the family!

  2. Joseph Allen Says:

    I think you were much more interesting when you were hooked on Diet Coke. I think you should get back on it, I mean if you want to be addicted to something then I think Coke would be better than something like drugs. (But that’s only my opinion).
    *gasp* this is turning into a Charles comment. I better stop now.

  3. Swannie Says:

    wow. for a second I thought Joseph was Elliot and I was like, “Oh! wow! what is the problem with you!” then I realized it was Joseph and was like, “Oh! ok. whatever.”

  4. Josh Says:

    So you are maintaining that karate is a positive addiction, despite the fact that you have broken your wrist multiple times?

    Or maybe that’s tied in with the Diet Coke thing…early onset osteoporosis?

  5. Mom Says:

    I think Josh is on to something!

  6. Swannie Says:

    ya, i am pretty sure Josh is actually right.

  7. alwaysbri Says:

    i have only broken my wrist once.

  8. Mom Says:

    Not true … you broke it once when you were 12 or 13, and then again now :-)

  9. alwaysbri Says:

    well i meant only once from karate. and i think it was my other wrist i broke last time. my left not my right.

  10. Josh Says:

    Bri, your mom knows I’m right, even though you are a jerk and have never introduced me to her.

    So your blog title lies. Please stop lying. Lying makes Jesus cry.

  11. Cody Says:

    Where am I?
    I seem to have lost my way but this kinda looks like something I have seen before…….I think……

  12. alwaysbri Says:

    i haven’t written it yet. it’s harder than i thought.

  13. Swannie Says:

    what are you suppose to be writing?

  14. alwaysbri Says:

    a post that sorta has something to do with him.

  15. char1es Says:

    Good for you for throwing Coke. But how is Cody addictive to you, if indeed this post reminds him of something you wrote about him?

  16. Swannie Says:

    Charles, read it again! You must have misread the comment that Cody made. Cody was saying why haven’t you written the post that has something to do with him, and Brianna hasn’t written it yet!

  17. Nazgul Says:

    you addictive maniac, you.

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