10 things I’m proud of
I could make this a really short list by listing each of my 7 kids individually. But since that’s cheating, but only by a little, I will attempt to stretch my thinking and come up with 10 things I’m proud of!
1. My kids. Sorry. Had to stick them in there. They are amazing people and I am stinkin’ proud of every single one of them.
2. My new site dedicated to writing. I took a big step this last week and started a site for the sole purpose of participating in as many writing prompts during the week as I see fit. Go me!
3. My ability to make fun of things. It’s an art form really.
4. The fact that I can successfully ignore the piles of laundry waiting to be folded until the spousal unit does it. That, my dear friends is a skill I have carefully and skillfully acquired over the years.
5. I’m proud of my body…but not in the way you would expect. I actually struggle with self-esteem in the appearance category, but I am extremely proud of what my body is able to do. It managed to give birth to my children, provide them with food, and change and shift in ways I could never fathom before motherhood.
6. Learning new things. I am proud that I continue to grow and try new things. Things that I either thought I couldn’t do, or would never want to do. Which leads me to…
7. Running. I am proud to be a runner. If you ever talk to my spousal unit or any of his family, they will regale you with stories of my making fun of them for sitting around discussing the sport of running. And making fun of them for paying actual money to run. And…well, you get the idea.
8. Not forgetting to pick up my kids in the last six months. It may seem like a sad thing to be proud of, but with a schedule like mine, I always breathe a sigh of relief at the end of the day when I’ve managed to collect everyone without incident.
9. My continued efforts at blogging. I have been blogging for a long time and while I’m not able to promote myself like I would like to, I continue to have things to say, and continue to blog. And well…I kind of like it so that helps.
10. Being myself. It’s so nice to be old enough and past high school long enough to be able to admit that I like who I am.