1s Are the Weirdos

I used to think I was pretty normal until a little while ago when I realized just how weird I was from being raised as an only child. And not only am I an only child, I was raised by a single half-crazy Italian mother. But that's another story altogether.

Anyway, until recently I used to think I had the best living habits in the world. Boy, was I wrong. We don't need to get into the nitty gritty details, but let's just say that it's a good thing these things have come to light NOW, because when it comes to re-developing living habits I'm one of the slowest learners on the planet. This makes it even more ironic and frustrating since I do well scholastically. I mean for heaven's sake, I can remember random minute details like a blue door on a silver car I passed on the interstate a month ago, but I can't remember what i just walked into the kitchen for.

The last thing I'll mention here is about expressing my thoughts via my vocal chords. I suck at it. As much as I hate to admit it, I get confused very easily at times when trying to put thoughts and feelings into words when I haven't given it thought beforehand, and especially more so if I think the topic/question at hand is imortant. I'm not sure why because I can teach and give instructions pretty dang well provided that I've prepared before I talk. So you might ask me a question like "Hey where do you want to go eat tonight?" and if I'm torn between Arby's and Dairy Queen I won't answer, you'll just get a blank stare at the floor/wall/wherever for about 10 seconds until I make up my mind.

So this is what I've been learning these last few months and I think I'm getting better (although sometimes it may not seem like it because of my learning disability :P). Next step: Social outreaching.

TehSaint TehSaint
22-25, M
3 Responses Jul 27, 2007

I get the same thing with not really being able to talk properly without preparing lol it's a horrible feeling and I used to think it was just me!

Being an only child does not make you a weirdo. There are plenty of people with siblings who can be considered a weirdo as well.

Good luck! I am sure you aren't nearly as odd as you think. Perhaps you are just quirky ;-)