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Things I Suck At


I love showing you how great I look after my Insanity workout. And by great I mean sweating like Fat Bastard.


I love telling the world about my failed gluten-free pizza night. More like slimy fiasco gone unromantic left-over date.


I love broadcasting on social media how I ordered new business cards with a typo. Number 1 reputation booster technique. Shazam!


Vulnerability might be courageous, but it’s anything but a party.


Really, why in my right mind would I ever want you to show you my cellulite? Right? But I don’t recall ever claiming sanity, so here you go – my first + hopefully last “Things I Suck At” confessional. Play the video before I come to my senses + remove it from the archives, forever.



your turn

What do you suck at? Come on. It’ll just sting a little at first but you’ll feel like bran new in no time.


So looking forward to chatting in the comments,



Mayi Carles

27 Responses to Things I Suck At

  • claire stone says:

    Ha ha! Love the singing – so made me laugh.

    I suck (very very badly) at knowing where to put things: papers, clothes, files, photos, everything. It drives me and my hubby mad.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Hahahaha so fun to know. I’m like that only with certain items. Have you tried designating areas for chaos or areas for keys + bobby pins + etc.? I’m trying the later next week. I’ll report back hehehe.

  • Rebecca says:

    I suck at cleaning. I don’t clean up after a project, I am unorganized, and I have LOTS and LOTS of stuff.

    My house is a general nightmare.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      LOL. That happens to me if I let a project accumulate. If I clean up after every little task, it doesn’t seem so unbearable. Have you tried that? Is like the dishes. One plate is better than a stack.

  • KJ says:

    OMG, Mayi, that was hilarious + awesome.

    Like you, I suck at sports + the daily recommended allowance of H20 thing…

    + Driving in unfamiliar places (navigationally challenged + control freak = serious freaking out when she doesn’t know where to turn)

    + Styling in general. I try. I do. But my hair always looks a little unkempt, my make-up never looks quite as polished as everyone else’s and I wear the same pair of shoes 95% of the time (and, yeah, I’m a girl!). Working from home doesn’t do me any favors in this area…at least when I worked a “real job”, I HAD to make an effort to look my best.

    + Not procrastinating. (This, also, I always have the best intentions, but here I am reading blogs when I should be making art!)

    + Not giving in to my people pleasing tendencies.

    + Talking on the phone. I am just not a phone person. If someone wants to chat with me, I’d much prefer face to face!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      So happy you liked it :)

      Love the list. You need to make a video hehehehe. Seriously! That was AWESOME!

  • Bev says:

    I suck at keeping track of my keys also, you think it would kill me to put them in one place! I also suck at keeping my jewelry-making contained to one area in my house, and cleaning up after myself when I’m done (this is why I could really use a studio space :-D)

  • Raquel says:

    Great video! :)

    I also suck with different time zones, I never know when the live calls are taking place and I miss a lot of interesting stuff because of that, I suck at Twitter. I suck at sports in general. I suck at blogging. I suck at opening mail, the real physical one.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      WHATTTT? I LOVEEEE real physical mail. We don’t get a lot in the physical mail here, so when things do come is like a surprise :)

  • Jen says:

    Oh man your singing at the end totally cracked me up!
    And yes, the bobby pins are all over my house too. My poor hunny.

    What I really suck at is learning to split projects up into small, workable chunks. I try to get everything done all at once and then get overwhelmed and burnt out really easily!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      I totally understanding that “wanting to spit the entire project out” hehehe. I’m a little impatient like that too. Something that has really worked to keep me motivated, cuz ridiculously tiny tasks feel unepic to me, I break BIG projects into smaller phases. Like this: multimedia course to e-book + ebook to chapter + chapter to printable. That way I reverse engineer + in every stage I feel like a project, a small one, but nevertheless a full project got done.

  • Lisa says:

    I suck at waking up early. I’m reading this post at 10:15am, my kids have been up (probably) at 7:00 and we have a schedule to follow!

    I suck at cleaning dishes. Hate it really.

    I suck at driving. I won’t drive to places that take a highway,

    It does feel good to let people know THE TRUTH sometimes. Thanks Mayi!

  • Gina Palha says:

    Hahaha! This was so fun!
    Again, you’ve nailed it!
    I suck at swimming, bike riding, deep and oh so messy math, I (also!) suck at painting my nails, at programming, I suck at boring conversations and talking about the weather, I suck at bunging-jumpin’…
    Oh my!
    So here it is!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      “I suck at boring conversations”. You are brilliant hahahahahahahaha. I can’t stop laughing hehehehe!

  • Sage Grayson says:

    “If you call me, I’ll kill ya!” Bwahahahahaha!!! Mayi, you’re hilarious. I’m no good in the mornings either. I suck at cleaning my house and remembering driving directions.

  • Maru says:

    OMG! Mayi you kill me again with another video! you are just amazing!! So Here where I suck at; folding clothes!! doing the dishes working on schedule, organizing my things and orientation! when I am in a foreign country I always get lost!! Oh Dios!!

  • elzemieke says:

    mayi, one thing you DON’T suck at is costume design.

    where on earth do you get all those amazing dresses from?

    i sometimes suck at standing up for myself and i definitely suck at waxing my legs at regular intervals (maybe that’s just laziness?)

    i’m pretty good at blushing though.


  • Jacolien says:

    Haha, the bobby pins & nail polish part sounds so me.

    If you don’t mind, I’m gonna borrow this subject & make it into a blog post, if you don’t mind.
    This is seriously inspirational (and good to see that you too have your flaws).
    I guess I’m a recovering perfectionist too…

  • Jana says:

    Hahahaha this was the best vid!

    Soooo funny.

    Okay so my turn. I suck at sticking to a schedule everyday. I suck at doing the same thing for more than 30 days. I suck at keeping in the moment. I suck at folding my clothes straight off the clothes line. I suck at making my bed as soon as I get out of it. I suck at taking a good instagram picture. I suck at keeping exclamation points and smiley faces under control in my blog and Facebook posts (and instagram too). I suck at proofreading posts, I always proofread after I hit publish (WHY!!!!). I suck at remembering where my keys are too! I suck at remembering anything that’s not written down!

    Okay I think that’s enough embarrassment for the day!!! (whoops control those exclamation marks!) :)

    You’re so funny I always look forward to your weekly vid :)


  • Luana says:

    Hola Mari. You are amazing and you videos cheer my spirit all the way here in Australia… And just because you are brave enough to confess it, I will tell you what I really suck at: KEEPING FRIENDS. I am happy and spontaneous to make them for the first time but my anxiety don’t let me keep them for longer… There I said it… Best thing is, my husband and our son are my best friends, we are a very tight knit, but I would like to improve on this… Keep the good work!!!

  • I simply suck. I’ve made about every mistake you can. Is there a prize or something?

  • Marcela says:

    Loved this video!

    I suck at many things, namely:

    Painting my nails
    Buying clothes (which is why I never do it lol)
    Singing (I’m a real Grace Adler)
    Sports, except the ones that involve a stick (like hockey and crocket, those for some strange reason I’m good at).
    keeping my mouth shut when I witness unkindness or injustice
    not crying at movies (couldn’t finish watching my left foot, because I felt it was all SO UNFAIR!)
    driving (which is why I don’t and I hate it)
    pairing socks

    and there you have it! :)

  • Fit Missy says:

    I suck at watching movies!

    Can never finish one – always fall asleep =)

  • Geneviève says:

    Oh please girl! Your foodies pictures are GORGEOUS!! :P

    But I sooooo understand you about sports and birthday haha! :P

    I personally suck at:

    – Cutting veggies very fast
    – Keeping promises to myself
    – Eating just a handful of chips
    – Staying calm in front of technology problems
    – Putting eyeliner
    – Doing sports. Every kind of sports.
    – Mental calculus. Ouf… this is sad.

    Aaaaaand so much more haha!

  • Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing all your suckyness!

    I suck at buying dresses…now pants! I can do pants. As a matter of fact I own about 45 different version of stretchy spandex pants. When I wear my ONE dress I usually wear spandex pants underneath it.
    To each their own right!
    I used to suck at taking food photos too but then I found http://www.pinchofyum.com
    Lindsey has this great e-book on taking beautiful food photos. Check it out, you’ll love it!


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