Another week, another list!
Last week, I was asked to list what makes me laugh. This week the project asks me to list my quirks. When I first read this prompt, I thought I knew what quirks were, and my mind went wild with things that I thought were my quirks. It was all a bit wild in my mind, so I decided to look up the definition so I didn’t go off track.
A quirk is a peculiar aspect of someones character or behaviour
and for those who may ask:
Peculiar: Different to what is normal or expected
With all the definitions out of the way, let’s get into my list for Monday 12th June – Sunday 18th June 2017 – My Quirks!
This is a physical quirk: One of my eyes is slightly short-sighted and the other is slightly long-sighted. This isn’t really as uncommon as people my think. It’s essentially lazy eye. The difference between my eyes is slight so I don’t have an outwardly obvious lazy eye.
When I’m super tired and in bed. I wriggle my toes. Its odd, and only happens when I’m super tired and trying to get to sleep
I have 28 teeth. I’m 4 down from a full set. Not because they never grew, but because they were taken out. Growing up I had braces and was told by the dentist that I have a small jaw and if all 32 had stayed, at some point they would have started to overlap. Luckily, I don’t look like I have missing teeth and my the ones I have left are straight and in good condition.
I have grey hair. I actually found my first one at 22. It was the same length as the rest of my hair, so had obviously been growing for a while. I’m weirdly unfazed by it (or them). They are few and far between and I very rarely have my hair in styles where you can see them. ANd its something that I picked up from my mum and my mum’s mum, so it sort of makes me feel connected.
I close my eyes and make humming noises when I’m in deep thought, concentrating or trying to remember something. People at work have come to accept this – but thought it was pretty odd when they saw me go into my first ‘trance’.
Probably the reason why I’m here, I love writing lists. I love buying stationary that allows me to write lists. I love keeping a planner/diary and writing lists in it. I love ticking off things on my list of things to do. I love including other people in my list writing. I LOVE LISTS!
What have I learnt about this weeks list:
Before I go into what I’ve learnt, I’d like to say that I know for sure that I have many many MANY more quirks, but I think I’m probably desensitized from them. They have become so normal to me, that I don’t see them as odd or peculiar. I think I may revisit this list at another time and give it more thought. I seem to have come up with physical quirks, which based on the definition of quirks, are not really quirks – if you know what I mean.
But more generally, I have re-learnt that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that there is only one me. The quirks make me who I am. No one else can be me, and I can’t be anyone else.
What are your quirks, what weird and wonderful things make you who you are? Comment below and like.
And, the picture of the bubble has nothing to do with this post – I just thought it was absolutely beautiful. I’ll probably stick to using random images I like with these posts!