Ask me what I like about me.
I would have to think about it.
Ask me what I don't like about me.
The answers trip over themselves to get out of my mouth.
My body. My teeth. My distractability and lack of organization. No creative talents like crafting, sewing, quilting, photographing, painting, dancing, etc. My wobbly triceps and the width of my hips and thighs. It would be very fair to say that I spend more time cataloguing what I'd like to change than appreciating what I am. Literally standing in front of the mirror finding fault!
I've decided it's time to look at me. Really look at me and see me, beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful me. Not "needs to be improved" me.
I love my hands. Long fingers with nicely shaped nails that wear polish well and are just the right span to fit an octave on the keyboard of a piano.
The smoocher on this face is pretty hot. Not too thin, not too fat, looks great all glossed up.
My eyes are a lovely hazel color that turn green when I wear green and brown when I wear red. They have a nice gold ring right around the pupil.
My figure is quite feminine. Round in more places than not, but I'm learning to accentuate those girly bits with a nicely fitted dress, a great pair of shoes and some cool accessories.
Fairness, improving the world, justice, equality, friendship, love: I am passionate about the things I care about.
I have a strong work ethic and love figuring things out. I never made a C in college.
Need a birthday cake? I make a delicious cream cheese cake with caramel or chocolate icing. My cooking is fairly simple, but I like to do it and while it's not gourmet, it is usually pretty tasty.
Reading is a life long love and my bedside table usually has a stack on it. Not always anything deep (mostly brain candy) but it counts!
I'm a good listener and rarely meet someone with whom I can't strike up a conversation.
My kids are always at school on time, with lunch in hand and homework completed. They are happy, healthy and confident. I count that as good parenting.
I feel very embarrassed and self-conscious posting this. Isn't that a little sad? That I find it much easier to discuss improvable me than lovely me? Have you looked at yourself lately? Were you looking for the bad or rediscovering the good?
6 months ago