January 13, 2009

Fifty! Say It Like Sally O'Malley.

I wrote this back when I was big & pregnant in the summer and apparently feeling a lot better about myself than, say, right now. So I thought it was timely for me to remember the 50 things I like about myself.

1. We'll get the physical out of the way- I like that I have gr
een eyes and that they are big and expressive
2. I have a winning personality
3. I think I am just as important as any one else in this whole world- no matter their "status"

4. I have no problem telling a "celeb" to "scootch a little" so that I can reach the paper towels in the bathroom
5. And I have no problem then later asking to take a photo with her

6. I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe, even if it's not the popular thing
7. I believe what I believe with a purpose and with reason
8. I don't believe in things just because others do
9. I don't do things because someone else expects it of me
10. I do most everything because it's what I expect of myself
11. I can relate to others even if they are completely opposite of me
12. I can see the child in most everyone
13. I can also see right through most everyone
14. I can easily let things go
15. and the things I can't let go I usually do something about
16. I love that I love to write
17. I love that I can get lost in a book
18. I love that I can get lost just looking out the window
19. or looking into my child's eyes
20. or at their faces while they sleep
21. I think anything is possible
22. I think many people are misunderstood
23. I think it is perfectly ok for others to disagree with me and do things differently
24. I think it would be quite boring if we were all the same
25. I am optimistic
26. I am not easily disappointed
27. I know my way around the city
28. I feel at home in the mountains
29. I know what good music is
30. I don't tolerate bad music
31. I question man-made rules, but still offer respect
32. I have seen God work in my life in supernatural ways
33. I am a Daddy's girl
34. I like the same music as him, and I love that
35. the hippie in me comes from him
36. and I love that I know that
37. I like to see others happy
38. I get that from my Mom
39. and my stellar shopping skillz
40. I have more shoes than I can count and I don't feel guilty
41. I wear bracelets and earrings and lipstick and paint my toenails
42. yet I still feel simple in a good way
43. I am very grateful for so many people in my life
44. And for so many blessings
45. And for so many opportunities I've been given
46. I only laugh when I want to, not because people want me to
And I usually laugh at many things others don't think is funny, probably inappropriate
48. I think there could be white unicorns still out there somewhere
49. and that inanimate objects have feelings and animals may talk when we're not around
50. And that's ok. Because I just get it.

And I love that.

Originally posted June 14, 2008

Pictured: Steph T. (my friend & mom of child with epilepsy), Hunter Tylo, & Me at the American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation Wings Of Hope Benefit.

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  1. Love this list and I am glad you are who you are. I wouldn't change one thing! I am proud of who you are.

  2. Soooo cute! I love learning more about you!!

  3. It's good to have a list like that to remind yourself, isn't it?

  4. great list Steph!!!! and this is a great way to get to know you a bit better!

  5. We all need such a list to refer back to at random moments.

  6. Hi!
    remember the thing you had on your sidebar when you were pregos with Ivy?? The one that show the picture of Ivy and how big she was in your tummy depending on the week??
    Could you please tell me where you got that from?
    I would like to put it on my sidebar.

  7. I love your list..so honest..very sweet. New reader :)

  8. What a great list! I'm glad to know that someone else out there laughs at inappropriate things, too. I laughed myself into total embarrassment once when my Christian ethics professor mentioned the acronym for a Doctor of Sacred Theology: the shorthand is S.T.D. Then he went on to say that this is what many Catholic priests get, and well, I almost fell out of my chair.

    I'd like to think you might have been laughing along with me!

  9. I love this post Steph! Very sweet!

  10. Steph,

    This list also shows why everybody - and I mean everybody - LOVES you!!!

    You are an amazing woman and I am honored to know you.

    It's hard for me to even imagine you feeling not good about yourself, because if I could only be a fraction of what you are, I'd be unstoppable.

    You just enjoy your new baby and remember how much the entire blogosphere loves you.

  11. Great list and great idea, i think we all get to down on the negative sometimes.

  12. so neat you did this. I am with you on the laugh thing. Hubbs say I laugh at the most awkward times. I can't help it though. Sometimes I laugh too when I am about to cry so others will not see me cry. I am really emotional at times especially in church when God gets a hold of me.

  13. You go girl :) We all need reminders every now and again :)

    Hunter Tylo is amazing, isn't she?

  14. Great list, Steph, but seriously? That dress did rocking things for the boobage.

  15. Loved the list! I really showed us more of who you are.

  16. It's a great list. I need to make one for myself!

  17. This is great...I have a hard time saying one thing I like about myself most of the time, so good for you.


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