Let’s be honest with one another M’kay.
Women by nature are self-deprecating creatures. We are quick to judge ourselves and slow to celebrate what we do well. We are the first to say we look fat in something. We are the first to say our writing is crummy. We are the first to say that we are horrible parents when we have a less than stellar moment with our kids. It is an endless circle of behavior that takes a conscious effort to end. So when I stumbled across this link up at Ciao Mom encouraging readers to take the time to write what they like about themselves, I thought it was a wonderful idea…but to be honest, I am finding it difficult to make sure I hit “publish”.
But, it’s worth the effort – so in lieu of judging myself, I am going to praise what I like about myself….. So here it goes….
1.) I like that I am getting better with age. As an awkward teen – crooked teeth, poofy bangs and all, I needed some help. I like that each year I grow more and more into myself and find what works for me.
2.) I like my eyes – I’m not sure where the green comes from, but I like that the color is a little more unique that way.
3.) I like my writing. I write well and I’m excited to see where I can take my freelance ventures.
4.) I like the type of friend I am. I am a very loyal friend (sometimes to a fault). I have always valued my friendships, probably because they helped to fill up that gaping hole my parents left behind and so I try very hard to nurture and continuously cultivate them.
5.) I like my work ethic. If I commit to something, I work hard to honor that commitment. It’s not to say I have a perfect track record, but I take pride in being a person of my word and most often I am.
6.) I like myself as a Mother. I am committed and loving. I am willing to admit when I’m wrong and I work hard to guide my girls through life in a positive way. I am constantly reflecting on how I can improve myself as a parent which I think is a positive trait – because there is no way we are doing it all right, all the time.
Ok…that’s all I’ve got right now…which seems pitiful that I only have six…but it’s better than not celebrating what I do well at all, right?
So what do you like about yourself? Do you find it hard to say those things out loud?