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30 days of truth: day 2

Something that you love about yourself…

As self-deprecating and critical as I can be, there are a couple of things that I love about myself.

I love that I’m funny and that I’ve been able to get a laugh out of almost everyone I’ve ever met.

I love that I’m a mom. When I was entering my 20s and starting to think about how that whole marriage and parenthood thing might go down, I had no idea how it might happen for me. Turns out I just kind of tripped and fell into it, and I’m so glad that I did.

But most of all, I love that I’m tenacious. I don’t tend to think of myself as a strong person, but I know that, in general, I don’t give up.

Sometimes, I keep plugging away at something past a healthy point. Going along with my perfectionism, I often mistake an appropriate letting go point for failure. But for the most part, you can put nearly any worthy challenge in front of me and I will gut it out.

In my day job, I’ve convinced/inspired more than one person to finish their higher education when they’re at the point of quitting and I’ve never had anyone come back to me and say, “I wish I hadn’t listened to you.”

Finishing something that I start is so ingrained in me. I don’t know where it comes from. I suffered through a horrendous middle school experience because there was no way I was going to let some backwoods ignorami run me out of their school. I stayed at a ballet company where I was clearly not wanted because I had said that I would be there for a year and accepted their passive-aggressive insults with my chin up. I trudged through the harder times that the husband and I have had because I’ve known that we’re just…together. I finished college, breastfeeding while reading and studying. I finished graduate school, filling every moment of my days with work of some kind. I did Couch to 5k despite nearly dying the first few weeks. Giving up on any of these was never an option.

Day 01 Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

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