10 Things I’ve always been crap at

uk blogger 10 things not good at

In a world where we love to celebrate our achievements (rightly so) and curate the best possible image of our lives (eeh), real things can get lost in the ether. ‘Real’ things like the stuff we’re not so hot at.

So in true spirit of being real on the internet (you can read my thoughts on that – it sort of involves cake, if the cake in question is a lie), I thought I’d share 10 things I’ve always been crap at. Since as long as I can remember, or more recent things I’ve discovered that I just can’t do.

uk blogger 10 things not good at

 – eyeshadow – i am v. good at the ‘just got punched’ look. everything else? not so much. this is 100% the reason my ‘daily makeup’ is pretty much the same as my ‘glam makeup’, just with less eyeliner.

staying tidy – i have good intentions to start. it doesn’t last. sadly.

asking for help/anything, really – i find it really, really hard sometimes. honestly, i feel like i’m just inconveniencing people

going to bed at a decent time  – since i was about 10 or 11? i’d stay up reading books with a torch under the covers so my mum and dad wouldn’t know i was still awake… which is obviously the start of the very slippery slope that leads to multiple instances in Korea when i wouldn’t get back to my flat till about 10am the next morning after a night out.

managing burn-out –  i’m kinda a ‘go hard or go home’ girl. go all out or don’t bother. i’ve seen the sun rise while i’ve been trying to finish a project countless times… which also means i’ve literally crashed countless times. not healthy, wouldn’t recommend.

replying to texts –  lol. soz. you’ll get 33 messages in a row when i do reply though!

making decisions about where to eat – not just crap at it, i actually actively avoid doing this.

picking up on flirty cue’s  – i am … so very, very oblivious. there are stories about just how oblivious. most are quite amusing. ish

choosing the easy way to do things – because who wants ease and simplicity? not me, that’s for sure (apparently)


I think it’s important to acknowledge the stuff we’re bad at, just as much as our talents. Keeps us grounded and gives us things that we can work on. I’m trying to improve the replying to texts situation, sleeping pattern and ability to manage burn-out… because that will hopefully improve friendships and health! I’m not making any promises on the others though.

What are things that you’re not ace at? And do you have any tips on how to help me be better at mine? Let me know, please!

instagram | twitter




  1. Lyndsey Rickeard-White
    January 9, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    What a great idea for a post! Social media, in particular, can stray from reality so much so I love this idea of combatting that. Lyndsey | articletwentythree.com

    • Fii Cridland
      January 13, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Ahh thank you so much! Gotta keep it real so that we don't get put on a pedestal screaming BUT I'M HOOMIN 2. xo

  2. Daniela Struck
    January 9, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Oh man, I can definitely relate to the eyeshadow bit … just how do people do it???Same with nails, ahhhhh.

  3. Sapphire Moon
    January 9, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    This is brilliant, finally a post I can relate to 100%!Saph xhttp://saphirluunee.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Yolanda Medina
    January 9, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I think it would take at least 3 posts to tell what I'm not so good at,butt an idea none the less(:bit.ly/StaycuteStayYou

  5. Mol McNeice
    January 9, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Oh my god I am awful at nail polish as well! If I try painting with red it legitimately looks like I've murdered someone because it just gets everywhere! Fancy patterns and more than one colour per nail? I have no chance in hell of doing it! I just have a pin board full of nail inspiration but I know I'll never ever manage to recreate any of them hahaha xMollie Victoria Beauty | Blog

  6. DiagonSally
    January 10, 2016 / 5:28 am

    I love this post actually. It's true we generally try to show our best side on social media and even in real life but sometimes it's good to reflect on things you could improve on and learn from them. I'm rubbish at managing burn out too.Sally ~ DiagonSally

  7. Martha Edwards
    January 10, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I can relate to a ridiculous number of these! Particularly staying tidy, going to bed early, managing burn out, replying to texts (I swear it's why I have so few friends!) and making decisions about food in general. You make a good point about acknowledging the things we're bad at… I'm really bad at doing essays, but really great at procrastinating by commenting on wonderful blogs! xMartha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  8. Halima Khan
    January 10, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Hey Fiiiii! I'm crap at some of the things you've mentioned – such as going to bed on time! I should be up at the crack of dawn, ha! Staying tidy is also another one! Lima http://www.fashionicide.com xo

  9. aimee cottle
    January 16, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I used to stay up under the covers with a torch reading too! Haha. I'm also so bad at replying to texts. I try to reply to texts as they come in now. If I read a text but put the phone down you're not getting a reply until 2017 haha! Also, nail polish. I'm so rubbish at this. I might get one hand looking really neat, and I think yay, I did it! But the other hand will be a train wreck. I haven't figured out how to fix this yet! Haha. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  10. Francesca Bateman
    February 5, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Lol this is awesome. The nail polish thing is so true! Even if you manage one hand ok, the other hand never works out. Grr!

  11. Heather Nixon
    April 17, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I've always been awful at going to bed at a 'normal' time!Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

Leave a Reply

Looking for Something?