80 Post Challenge – Post 43

List your bad habits and/or addictions and what you have tried to rid yourself of them.

Hmm.. Well isn’t that a hard thing for anyone to do? Listing things about themselves that may not be as good as they should be. Or are expected to be. Or as one wants them to be.

Well the first that comes to mind is that I used to suck my thumb. A lot. To the point that by the time I hit 13/14 years old I totally needed braces. I had a retainer at first; one of those giant pink things that you can pull out or leave put which the plate that covers the top of your mouth. I had them top and bottom. I was NOT impressed by that. As you can imagine. And neither was the dentist because I’d be repeatedly taking them out to eat (I never learned to eat with them in) and then leaving them in places. I can only imagine how disgusting that must have been for the poor souls who kept finding my gummy, slightly icky retainers lying around the place.
It was way better when I had tracks; at least you can’t take those out and lose them.
Point is, with that, I didn’t stop myself sucking my thumb, it was done for me because I couldn’t fit my thumb into my mouth any more. Though to be honest, I’m glad I did stop… my fingernails would never look as nice as they do now. :p

Which brings me on neatly to biting my nails. I did that a lot when I was younger because I didn’t really ever feel like cutting them, but they broke when they got too long. Nibbling on them was the perfect cure (in my book). These days, so long as I can still type my nails aren’t too long and since I’ve developed a liking for various funky colours of nail varnish I must admit that it pleases me to have nails long enough to show them off. That was more of a vanity thing than anything else.

Food has always been a problem of mine, but the consumption of unhealthy amounts of chocolate was one of my big ones. I seem to have solved that problem by getting pregnant. -_- not that that was the reason for it, but more that, as well as the occasional lower abdominal twinge, bout of gas and fit of rage/happiness/bleakness/mopeyness I have completely gone off chocolate. To the point that a couple of weeks ago I had to take two bites to finish a Lindor chocolate truffle and when I had the next one I couldn’t finish it. One bite did me in and I had to hand it to my mate to finish. *sob*
I suppose its good that I’m eating less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff (give me salad! Give me salad NOW!), but I kinda miss chocolate. And booze. And riding my bike. And sleeping straight through the night.


Okay, that’s enough of that!
If I think of more, I’ll come back to you! :p





My 80 Post Challenge is brought to you with help from Tom Slatin’s 80 Journal Writing Prompts.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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