Have you ever realized that the thing you swear up and down you are NOT is exactly who you ARE? Have you ever been convinced that you are a certain way, that you have a certain personality, that you are skilled in a certain area – only to realize that the evidence proves you WRONG?

Um . . . I have.

Case in point: I am NOT a bad driver. I’m a good driver (an excellent driver). However . . .

The evidence proves differently.

In the past six months, I’ve received three tickets and had one fender bender. With a PARKED CAR.

Yes, I have excuses for each incident. But the fact remains: I may not be as excellent a driver as I once thought.

That makes me think of the span of time when it seemed like every time Chelley was in the car with me, I ran a stop sign. Sorry, drivers of Kirksville!

And, hmm, that reminds me of the time Smitty and I were leaving downtown, driving in our separate cars. When I realized she wasn’t following me anymore, I figured she’d gotten lost. Because I was so much more familiar with downtown Kansas City than she was. That’s what I thought . . . until she called me and said, “Do you realize you just drove the WRONG WAY down a one-way street?!?”

Yeahhhhh. It turns out my driving skills may be a bit more limited than I once assumed.

What about you? Have you ever realized that you are different than you thought? Better or worse. I’d much rather realize I’m better at something – wouldn’t you?! (Why couldn’t I discover that I have mad card-counting skillz instead of realizing I drive no better than Dustin Hoffman?)


Can’t get enough of Giving Up on Perfect? Subscribe here, follow me on Twitter and join my Facebook page.

Bookmark and Share

What should you watch next?


Every month, we are bombarded with new TV series and movies—and it can be overwhelming to figure out what to watch! (I know, I know, what a problem to have!) I'm here to help. My monthly Watch Guides list out all the returning series, new series, and new movies, along with premiere dates and where to watch them. Plus, I tell you my personal picks for the month to help you narrow it all down.

Drop your name and email here, and I'll send you this month's Watch Guide right away!

(Signing up gives me permission to email you. But I will never, ever send you spam or junk. Who has time for that?!)

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This