i have always been a little bit clumsy. i have broken many a thing by accident, tripped in public (sometimes while just plain standing,) spilled on myself, etc. there is a running joke at our house that a dinner is successful if i do not knock a glass over (but seriously, i knock glasses over a lot.) but i feel like this is getting worse. within the last week i have accidentally poured melted butter all down my front, dropped my glasses into my ranch-covered salad while eating, dropped my phone at least 3 times (as in the case, the cover and the battery all fell off,) today i was walking and i nearly fell down, i know for a fact there were more things, but i guess i've already started to block them out. it's not that big of a deal, but i can't help but wonder, WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ME? it's like if i'm not paying 100% attention to what my body is doing that something embarrassing is bound to happen. did i not learn how to be a human properly? am i a 4 year old stuck in a 22 year old's body? did i do something to deserve a big daily dose of embarrassment? i think sometimes in movies it can be cute or endearing when someone is a little bit clumsy (i.e. the princess diaries,) but i don't feel cute or endearing when i have food down my front and i lose my balance for no reason.
so.... any tips? any reformed klutz's care to share their secrets to success?