Character Flaw #1: High Energy

I know that by any means I am not all that I can be. There are plenty of faults I have and I admit too. What I have a hard time with is is deciding if a character trait is a flaw or just part of the unique make up of me, and if it is a flaw….should I try and fix it? Would it better my life at all? So here I go into one of my character flaws that I am criticized for.

“Christine is high energy”

ummmmmmm Yes,
Yes I am.

I am sometimes energizer bunny high energy. I bounce, flit, and move quickly from one thing to another. I find it hard to focus and easily bore. I like new and different and embrace everything life throws out at me with a lot of energy. I am still the bouncy high school cheerleader that is in a great mood, and greets everyone that way.

It is a character trait that I recognize as not everyone’s cup of tea. It can be difficult sometimes to be around someone who is high energy if you are not that kind of person. So I decided that I would point out the bad and good of this flaw to see if it is something I should work on or leave alone and the hell with what anyone else thinks.

The Good:

My girls do not tire me out easily, neither do the kids at school, or my darlings I coach at the gym. In fact I love kids and love them high energy and free spirited. I love the challenge of kids who others find difficult.
I am a willing party to almost anything. Need a car buddy for a road trip…I am your gal, someone who wants to shop at 3am on Black Friday…call me. Want me to drop everything and come to your house to help with a project…I am there in five mnutes.
I am always flexible and adaptable probably because I bore so easily.
Luckily I married a pretty high energy guy. He is not a still person either, and would rather be outside golfing or cooking at all times.
I am always up for a party and being social. In fact I’ll host let me know when.
Need a friend at midnight or at 7am call me, I don’t sleep a lot, and chances are I am available.

The Bad:

When I am on vacation with friends I have worn them out. In fact my last trip to Disney Rebecca said some of the other parents were complaining.
Some parents don’t like to send their kids to my house because then they always want to come here, and one mother mentioned it is hard to compete with all that I have going on.
It is hard for me to focus on things to long, so if you want a conversation with me to last more than ten minutes….you probably need me seatbelted in and on the road. Chances are I will change the conversation anyway.
I always have something going on, and juggling several projects, books, ideas, etc. People have stopped asking because it tires them out to hear all that is going on.
Good friends are few and far between, because it is can honestly be hard to keep up. The great friends I have are wonderful, but as I mature I think most people have expected me to mellow more than I have.
As the girls have gotten older they have noticed that I do not behave and do like most of their friends mothers. It does not matter if their friends like coming over and getting involved in my latest project…the girls have asked that I tone it down a bit and be just a little more normal.

There you have it.

I am a 37 year old High Energy gal. Do you know people like me? Do people who resemble Rachel Ray in persona irritate the crap out of you? It’s okay I am looking at serious character analysis and trying to decide if taking it down a decible or so would be a good thing, or do you think like a good cheese I will mellow more with age?

Weigh in I am curious and open