Incomplete Sentences - A Psychological "Test"
2007 and 2018
I get sad when my navy blue sweats are just over the line, too dirty to wear, even privately. Today I get sad when I see someone in pain.
I hesitate when the casual dry Swiffer run yields a cushion of dark lint and long blond hairs. Today I hesitate when I am pulling out of a driveway onto a busy street.
It hurts when my feet crack and I peel them in my sleep. Today it hurts when I get a cortisone shot in my heel.
I feel irritated by how I make the bathwater too hot every damn time. Today I feel irritated by my inability to move forward.
The most hopeless time is when I correct the above-mentioned bathwater and it is now cold. Today the most hopeless time is when I think about my age.
I am honestly surprised by how much hair is leaving this head during menopausal shedding. Today I am honestly surprised by birds.
Nothing puts my mind in a tailspin more than the absence of an equivalent good will organization like “Locks of Love” for natural shedders. Today nothing puts my mind in a tailspin more than trying to figure out what I am supposed to be doing at this point in my life.
I feel most at home when my navy blue sweats are on and warm, and there is that suprising, intermittent gusty wind that gives me the chance to watch how the toilet water moves by itself. Today I feel most at home when I am sitting in my car.
My favorite pastime is someday not having so much time for pastimes. Today my favorite pastime is organizing.
I get a teeny bit angry when I can’t sleep. Today I get a teeny bit angry when ... I don't get angry anymore.
It makes me a little mad when I think about not sleeping. Today it makes me a little mad when ... And I definitely don't get mad.
I am steaming up about thinking about how I think about not sleeping. Today I am steaming up about... no steam here. I could use some steam.
If there is one thing enrages me it’s the teeny bit of anger about not sleeping. Today if there is one thing enrages me it’s... Maybe I could use a small amount of anger these days.
If I had three wishes I would only wish for three things I can’t have anyway. Today if I had three wishes I would wish to rewind time, reverse numerous decisions I have made, and to know how the universe was made.
If I was stuck on a deserted island the person I would most want with me would be someone who could brainstorm about who I would want and how to choose without making anyone feel bad or gypping myself. Today if I was stuck on a deserted island the person I would most want with me would be an engineer who could build a gas boat to get me off the island.
My favorite food is wine. Today my favorite food is.. nothing. I don't like food the way I used to.
My least favorite food is whatever lands a sneak strand of my menopausal hair. Today my least favorite food is... still dried coconut and yes, if I find hair in my food I lose my appetite for half a day.
I love velcro, bungies (genuine brand, round not flat), and Winkle. Today I love... flat bungies, laughing, and I will forever love Torri, and Winkle, and Donny.
I hate that my navy blue sweats are so worn and comfy and are just too dirty to wear right now and that now I feel bad because of the last question and I can see how I made poor, impulsive, insensitive choices and did not have enough time to list all of the people I love. Today I hate nothing. Feeling hatred passes for me. It is a transient experience.
It’s a teeny bit embarassing when I lather up my feet with greasy lotion after a lukewarm bath and I forget my socks, I walk to get them, lather up again, put my socks on, and clean the floors for two hours because truth be told I actually forgot where I keep my socks. Today it’s a teeny bit embarassing when ... I can't remember the last time I cared enough to feel embarassed. See below.
The best thing about dirty laundry is I can crumple it up into a heap and then knowing that soon I will have my navy blues again. Today the best thing about dirty laundry is nothing at all.
The most embarassing thing is when I forget about how sad I was at one time and put the navy blue sweat pants on anyway and go out. Today the most embarassing thing is when I read over my responses 11 years ago.
I feel stupid knowing how scalding hot water makes my feet crack. Today I feel stupid knowing.. I know I am not stupid.
I annoy myself when I think right now how I set up for later and when later is here I just set up again. Today I annoy myself about the same thing that most annoyed me 11 years back, and I waffle about using one space or two spaces after each sentence.