Oh my god. I feel like I am 13 sometimes. I have been getting so flustered around people I like recently. When I am around men and woman whom I think are super cool, I turn into a bumbling goon.

This is a new progression in my personal evolution. Oh yeah, I used to be cool as a cucumber, quick witted with the ability to totally sass back to any and everyone. But that all changed when I decided to be honest. Now? Watch out! The most awkward girl ever is named Allison Mack and she is going to be forgetting sentences and tripping over her own heels at a theatre near you very soon.

Oy, I so look forward to the day when grace, humility, and honesty are things I live consistently. When the muscle of my ideal self is strong enough, through the practice of upholding, that I no longer feel like a 9 -month-old breaking away from the coffee table for her first round of right foot, left foot.

That will be the day!

Add yours Comments – 54

  • Ruthie

    on April 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    “I so look forward to the day when grace, humility, and honesty are things I live consistently.”

    By the way, this is a very telling statement about your heart and character. I honor the path of anyone who actively pursues a goal such as yours! And…I hope to see that day in my life as well.

  • Georgia Choate

    on April 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Some of the funnest people to be around are goons. Embrace your gooniness. Most will appreciate your sincerity. Others should watch and learn.

  • Irene

    on April 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I love honest people- even when they are brutal. “wounds of a friend can be trusted.”

  • Emily

    on April 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Okay so I’m two years late, but I love what Karen said. It reminds me of the “mantra” of the leadership summit I attended a week before college started: “Throw away your cool card”
    And personally, I love “bumbling goons”. They make life more interesting and just a lot better. I’m a complete goon/spaz/awkward person and it has led to some of the most hilarious conversations and greatest friendships. Nothing to be ashamed of 🙂