There is one thing that I know for sure: I am competitive. This is not something I have tried to hide. In fact, I poked fun at myself just the other day that I tried something new which was running in an organized race just for fun. This competitive nature is nothing new. I have been this way my whole life, and I’m pretty sure it’s genetic. Games of Chutes and Ladders and Monopoly got a little heated in our house. If you challenge me, I’m going to do my best to win.
Don’t worry! You’ll get the full details of this pizza challenge in next week’s WIAW. I can remember my volleyball coach sitting us down one time and asking us if we wanted to win or if we wanted to have fun. I thought that was the craziest question ever because didn’t those go hand in hand? How do you have fun losing? (Another reason I like running because you are constantly competing against yourself and your previous times but that’s a whole nother story) When I first got my Skip-it (if you didn’t have a Skip It growing up, I’m sorry) I would stay outside and practice until I mastered it. Same thing with riding my bike. Some people view being competitive as a negative, but for me, it always pushes me to be the best ME I possibly can be. So when Buzzfeed came out with their list of 21 Secrets Overly Competitive People Will Never Tell You, I couldn’t stop laughing and shaking my head.
I had several people send that link to me and tell me that I really needed to check out number 3 on the list. So I started reading and got to number three and BAM:
Does this make me famous?? I could not stop laughing when I saw that my Instagram post had been used in the Buzzfeed list. I’m pretty sure it was my hashtag of #toocompetitive that was used to discover me. Or maybe it was #itsalwaysarace. I’ll have to get my agent to contact Buzzfeed to find out. I will be signing autographs this weekend, so just let me know if you want one. I’ll leave you with some wise words from an incredibly wise man…
On a scale of 1-10 how competitive are you? (with yourself or others)
Favorite Buzzfeed listing I need to check out?
Most importantly: do I need to send you an autograph?