December 3, 2012

Why I'm Awesome

I have been known to be a bundle of insecurities. I often wonder what anyone sees in me, why they're my friend, why they stick around, if they might one day get sick of me, why they don't call or visit or like my stuff on Facebook.....blah, blah, blah.

It's real easy to read into EVERYTHING. It's honestly something I have fought with most of my life. And just when I think I've made some real headway, something triggers an "insecurity reaction". Two steps forward, one step back....

But you know what, I do see qualities in myself that are worth loving.

10 Reasons I Am Awesome

1. I am compassionate. I am able to put myself in others' shoes and see why they feel the way they do. It's why I cry over everything!

2. I am good at compromise. It's why I'm still married! Seriously though, it's kind of an essential component to most lasting relationships.

3. I have a great sense of humor. I'm not afraid of political incorrectness, sarcasm or snark. I can make fun of myself. You gotta laugh at life. It can very absurd.

4. I am loyal. Like a dog. There are very few people who I've completely written off in my life. If I did, there had to be a really good reason.

5. I notice the little things. I've come to realize it's not the grand gestures people make that touch me so much as the little, every day things that work their way into my heart.

6. I'm faithful. I believe in things that can't be seen or proven. I believe in God and angels, the powers of the universe, THE BIG PICTURE, magic and Santa Claus! I believe in the soul and the journey.

7. I am strong.....

8. ....yet also broken. My brokenness makes me authentic. As much as I resent the saying, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger", it's the truth. Being broken lends to learning and wisdom. Also? See #1.

9. I am open minded. I do not think I'm always right, do not claim to have all the answers, will listen to any one's opinion at least once, can debate respectfully and don't think we have to hold all the same beliefs to be friends. Again, see #1.

10. I'm a good mom. I'm not perfect and never will be, but I love my children fiercely, wanted them with all my heart, want what's best for them, want them to be happy and I don't think I'm doing anything that will scar them for life and they'll turn around and blame me for. I don't think.


  1. You sound a lot like me. Are you by any chance a Pisces?

  2. You are funny and sweet and make the prettiest Xmas cards ever. Thank you for mine xo