Oddly enough I used to be quite clumsy and had a customer up North of WA who used to think I was "cute" as I stumbled sometimes! Hence came my nick name of "petal" which he always called me for some reason.
I have got far better, probably since I did a bit of Tai Chi and balancing exercises and was told I had "thin bones -osteoporosis.
I now seem to be more sure footed which is odd as I get older.
I'm a go-getter and put 150% into everything I do, hence the number of injuries, broken bone and stitches I've endured over the years. As a consequence clumsiness runs parallel with my antics. I recall one uni lecturer actually calling me a motor moron.
If you call the woman who dropped a magnificent fairy castle birthday cake decorated by herself, Grandad and the birthday girl "clumsy", well that's me. Put it back together very quickly and it was still much admired by all. Although it was very similar to the Munster's house.
I have always been Accident prone,but I was only ever CLUMSY through my early childhood through to my pre-teenage years. There is such a huge difference between clumsy and accident prone. I have had some horrific things happen to me which were in no way my own fault.Just awful accidental occurrences!!
I am always very careful with how I move about the house and yard ,so as not to have any accidents as I get older,yet some things do just happen.......
Have tripped going up steps with both hands full of grocery parcels! Poor knee copped it all the time!
Had a really nasty fall about 20 months' ago. Was walking down carpeted Hallway, carrying, in front of me a pile of freshly pressed clothes. Foot got caught on carpet, & I literally fell flat on my face!
Got carpet burn on nose, left side of face, left arm & shoulder!
Went to Physio, & he was amazed I hadn't broken any bones! Did muscular damage to left arm, shoulder, shoulder blade & Trapezius muscle.
It took TWELVE months' to get me sorted by constant Physio work, but got there eventually.
Had a Bone Density Test about two years' before this. Apparently I've very strong bones. So, fall actually proved that!
I've oftn had problems with tripping and falling. I now know part of my problem was from my balance issues. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and these balance problems are a common problem for people with MS.
Not from tripping over, but from dropping things. I managed to also brake a piece out of an expensive coffee mug with tulips over it, (They are my favourite flower!) In the few days after I'd tuned 70, earlier this year, I broke a special wine glass that was from a set of 4. Then a small coffee mug I caught drips with, under the coffee machine, & a mother coffee cup which was from a set of 4. (Luckily, my husband hasn't noticed that any of these items are missing!)