Being awkward

I think that awkward may be the perfect word to describe me.

1. causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with.
2. causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience.
In many ways, I am awkward. First of all, when I was young I had problems with my feet. I’m not quite sure what exactly was wrong but my feet were turned inwards, and this caused problems when I walked (this was a long time ago, and I can’t really remember much about it). Everything is ok now though, my feet no longer point inwards. However, I do have wide feet! Because of this, I struggle with new shoes. I am very prone to getting blisters and discomfort from shoes, which means I have to be really particular about what shoes I buy.

I am a really fussy eater. I recently took a BuzzFeed quiz that you can read here (Am I a Picky Eater? // BEDM Day 15). My eating habits really do cause a lot of inconvenience. There are so many meals that I have to have different from my family. For example, if they have Spaghetti Bolognese, I just have spaghetti. But its even worse when we go out. “Hello, yes.. please can I have the classic cheese burger, but without the salad and the sauce… yes, I’ll have chips…can I switch the peas for baked beans?.. and no coleslaw!” (they’ll always still bring coleslaw!) This causes embarrassment for me, because I get scared of returning the dish if my order is wrong, especially since I’ve caused a lot of inconvenience for the staff to prepare it in the first place.

Also, I’m really socially awkward, and I find it really hard to be around new people. It takes me so long to be comfortable with people, and I get scared of saying/doing the wrong things. What if I make a joke that offends them? Even with my friends, I find it hard to talk. Unless, I am really passionate about the topic of conversation, I struggle to find something to say or how to express my ideas. Which is weird, because whenever I write a blog post, my ideas just flood onto the screen, and I don’t really care about the opinions of others because this is my place to say and do what I want and what makes me happy!

Do you think that you are an awkward person? Or if you have had a similar experience to me, please do talk about it in the comments.



2 thoughts on “Being awkward

  1. I’m really awkward, but I’ve accepted myself as such. It’s so much easier on me to be exactly who I am. I’m a very particular and quiet person, and people who are close to me know and accept me as I am. It’s great 🙂

    Ashlynn |


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