I am playing along with my dear friend Tats, from Tattoos and Teething Rings for today's writing prompt. She had 2 for us to choose from...a food memory or an annoying behavior/bad habit. I chose the the latter.
I did not consult Mr. Sister or the little Sisters on this one. Because:
1. I'm nearly perfect and
2. I shudder in horror at what they would suggest.
I was unaware of this personality trait until very recently and am working hard to eliminate it. A difficult task for sure but so very worth it in the end.
What is this trait you ask? Brace yourselves: I talk to myself. Apparently quite a lot. I was blissfully unaware of this until someone (thank you Mr. Sister) pointed it out to me several months ago. Since becoming enlightened of this annoyance, I have caught myself in this behavior on numerous occasions: while cooking, sewing, setting up complicated equipment at work, walking the dog, blogging, etc. More often than not, it seems to occur when I am totally focused on whatever task I am performing at the time.
Where did I pick this behavior up? I have no idea. I don't think either of my parents talked to themselves nor any of my older sisters. I don't know of any friends who exhibit this trait either. I truly was mortified when it was pointed out to me. How long has this been going on? Mr. Sister likes to say that I have a tendency to "narrate my life".
The question should be how do I change? I do believe that acknowledging this behavior is more than half the battle. With that said, I'm going to need your help. If you ever hear me rambling on about a lot of nothing, point it out, please. I won't be upset. Promise. With your help, I can beat this thing.