My blog friend Stephany posted her confessions the other day and it was such a fun, interesting read that I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon and share my own list of confessions. Are we good with that? Maybe it will make you want to share some of your own as well.
1) I am 100% a solo runner, which doesn’t mean I don’t love running with other people. Contradictory? Maybe, but not really. I know how other people always rave about running groups or running with a workout buddy, but I prefer to be in my own head when I run and do my own thing most of the time. I don’t want to talk and I don’t want to adjust to someone else’s pace. When I am in the zone, I just want to keep plugging away. I will happily make exceptions though when I get the chance to run with a friend.
2) I’ve never gotten my earlobes pierced (only my right auricle when I was 22). Sometimes I have earring-envy.
3) I don’t take baths. Ever. Well, maybe not ever, but it’s a very, very rare occurrence. It might have to do with the fact that I don’t have a fancy bathtub (which would probably change my mind a little), but it mostly has to do with the fact that I don’t enjoy sitting in hot water, waiting for my skin to shrivel up, while I could be doing other, more important things. I am usually a quick in-and-out-of-the-shower-kinda gal.
4) If there is one thing I haven’t gotten tired of during the pandemic, it’s cooking and baking. I love preparing meals, trying new recipes, and knowing EXACTLY what goes in the pot. Going out to eat is fun, of course, but half of the time, we don’t know what we’re putting in our bodies.
5) I have yet to find an American pickle that meets my standards. The only kind I’ll eat is cornichons. I don’t know why the regular pickles are so different from German pickles, but if you tried a German pickle, you won’t go back. (Make sure they come out of the fridge, for some extra crunch!).
6) I do NOT believe that everything happens for a reason. There, I said it. I know, this phrase is happily applied to all kind of life situations and maybe sometimes it helps to think that way, especially if we can retrospectively talk ourselves into believing that something bad had to happen, so something better could come along, but I can truly not see any reason for horrible, debilitating illnesses and trauma that so many people experience.
7) I really like the idea of winding down with a glass of wine, but it always ends up being a cup of tea for me.
8) I love coffee shops, but I rarely go to one. We have had this new coffee shop literally around the corner from my house that opened before the pandemic hit and I’ve been there exactly once. I keep thinking of stopping by there after my Saturday morning run, but then I end up just going home and making my own coffee.
9) I got into a chat with the check-out clerk at Trader Joe’s last week and we talked about pandemic shopping habits. She asked if I was going to stick with the bi-weekly grocery run and I didn’t hesitate to reply with a resounding YES. (I am pretty convinced that I will, but I am reserving the right to change my mind.)
10) I am more of a judgmental person than I care to admit. I usually don’t share these opinions (or only with selected people), but four years of Trump and the pandemic have definitely uncovered that people (including me) can get pretty judgmental of each other in stressful situations. But then maybe, it’s human nature to be a little bit judgmental. What do you think?
Which confession surprised you the most?