It’s been another one of those weeks where there are 15 million things going on and my brain is so overloaded with thoughts of dirty dishes, insurance claims, and vacation prep that I can’t think straight, let alone put words to screen.
I’ve been swirling in negativity, berating myself for all my shortcomings and failures.
So when I saw Ciao Mom’s Things I Like About Myself meme, I initially dismissed the idea of participating. But the more posts I read of women declaring their attributes, the more I thought, “Maybe I NEED to do this.”
My mad culinary skillz.
I love food. And I would be happy if I could spend every day in the kitchen experimenting with different culinary creations. If I had a dishwasher on staff, that is. But I am proud that I can prepare delicious, healthy meals. I’m also writing many of my own recipes now. Which makes my efforts even more satisfying.
My urban life.
I love, love, love, love living in the “city.” I moved here from the suburbs 8 years ago to be part of the solution to urban sprawl. And while that still has a long way to go, I enjoy living in a vibrant, diverse community that is full of interesting places to visit and devoid of WalMart.
My frugal lifestyle.
I am so thankful for the experiences in my life that have taught me to live more frugally. Besides learning to be more intentional with our money, I’ve learned to be content with less and focus on what is most important to me.
My “obsession of the month.”
I love learning and trying new things. So when I find something that interests me, I throw myself head first into learning everything about it and putting it into action in my life. Photography? Check. Cake decorating? Check. Sewing? Check. Building a couch? Yeah, that one didn’t turn out so well…
My completion of a half marathon.
If someone had ever asked me if I wanted to do a half marathon, I would’ve said “HELL NO!” without a second thought. But I am so proud that I was a part of Team Challenge, raised thousands of dollars for the CCFA, met some amazing people, and WALKED 13.1 MILES!
I was one of the few kids in high school that didn’t think their parents were dumb. Matter of fact, I always thought my parents were pretty damn smart. They taught me a lot about living and gave me the tools to go out into the world prepared to deal with anything that was thrown at me.
My parents get most of the credit for how I turned out, but my gut should get an honorable mention. While diseased and pretty much ineffective at its original function, it has always provided me with a strong instinct of right and wrong. Not to say that I always listened to it…
My sense of humor.
I like to think that I’m pretty funny. In a dry, sarcastic, snarky kinda way. My husband may not always appreciate my humor, but he doesn’t know funny.
Whew! It’s done. *Wipes brow* And nothing like linking up in the final hours! But I partially blame WP for auto-saving so quickly because after I accidentally deleted half of this post while editing last week, I couldn’t retrieve any of the lost information and had to start over. Sigh.