I’ve had to face a lot of times, people who were telling me lines from sitcomes and I had no idea what they were talking about because I haven’t watched either Sienfeld or Friends, How I met your mother or The big bang theory ( I dislike sitcoms with live audience). However, the only sitcom I’ve ever remembered lines from is Girls. This is how I actually found out about Baggage, a live TV show in US where people are going to find their soul mate and they have to come with 3 baggages: small, medium and big and reveal them to the big public. They all represent small, medium and big secrets or burdens, or stuff most people don’t know about you.
Watching this show has made me think about my baggages and I realised that there are so few things I could admit about myself in front of other people, especially in front of the whole country. Moreover, I also realised it’s very hard for me to acknowledge which ones are my small, medium and big baggages, because I believe that that involves a lot of introspection and thinking. Admitting that you do have a big baggage and realising how big is your baggage might actually turn you in a better person or professional.
If there’s a small baggage when it comes to my professional activity, I think i would have to chose the fact that sometimes I had to work with people I absolutely disliked.
My medium baggage would be that I sometimes wouldn’t do things on time, not because I wasn’t able to do it, but because sometimes I liked staying longer in the office to get things done while nobody was there.
My big baggage however, is that even though I never screwed things up, I was very close to do it in situations where they required all my time and attention.
What are your baggages?