My greatest weakness right now is being fixated on the past, desperately trying to avoid turning to the next, blank page in order to start writing a new chapter. If you've ever dealt with writer's block, you probably know what it feels like... Oh my God, what do I write now?! Where do I go from here?! I tend to view living as writing a story... except now I've lost the thread of the plot and don't know what comes next.
Work-wise, I'd say... it's hard for me to get motivated sometimes. In other words, I'm lazy!
Good luck to all in your relationships. There's nothing at all wrong with taking it slowly and a bit cautiously. That's the way mature, rock-solid relationships are built. I honestly think that so many marriages go wrong, because people rush it. They try to form a bond with someone else before they even know themselves. I have learned that evaluating relationships takes a good while, and it takes a balancing act sometimes--between not getting discouraged if things get stormy, and on the other hand, not clinging to a relationship that is sinking fast. I made the latter mistake once, and it was bad.
But then, Patrick and I were together for almost 2 years, and believe me, things were stormy sometimes. We had our differences, and we both had our rough edges and sharp corners. But nothing could ever break us up. There was a magnetism between us. And over time, the rough edges and sharp corners began to smooth away as we rubbed off on each other. We never became the same shape, but we came to fit together better, to become better complements to one another. There's no doubt in my mind that we would have stayed together for life, even if we both made it to 100!
SWOT analysis, UGH. Reminds me of my one management class I took in library school... the only class I didn't care for. I could never be a manager!