A couple years ago I posted this blog, where I was inspired by a blogging friend to challenge both myself and some of my favorite ladies to write out things that we love about ourselves. It was uncomfortable, a little difficult, and almost felt…wrong—which is exactly why I’m back to do it again with some of my friends.
There is a lot of hard in the world right now, and there is a lot of hate. So I thought it was the perfect time to circulate some love into the picture. Personally, I could write pages and pages about how wonderful each of these ladies are, but I think that would make them even more uncomfortable. So I’ll stick to their words.
I love that I can see the good in all people. Even though I’ve been hurt by some I know that we all deserve love.
I love that I have grown to be a more understanding and compassionate person.
I love that I can admit to myself that I am not perfect and I have often been wrong. I use that to keep a light heart and forgive myself and others.
I love that I love all beings and creatures and try my best to cause as little harm as possible.
I love that I have had the courage to travel the world and make friends who have taught me so much.
And I love that I truly believe we are all here for a reason and anything is possible in this life.
I love my dorky sense of humor and that I am quick to laugh.
I love that I am athletic and an adventurer… a cautious adventurer but still an adventurer at heart
I love how I how much I care for my own
I love that I am into “old lady crafts” such a knitting
I love that I am not afraid to be childish (ex. My love for Harry Potter, Disney and LOTR)
I love that I am a fisher woman and will show up them boys!
I love how much I care for our planet. Proud planet citizen over here!
I love my brain. I love that I am always trying to learn and research and analyze, and I love that learning itself brings me joy.
I love my career. I love that I am challenged every day by my clients and my coworkers, and that I can genuinely see the difference my work makes in the lives of others.
I love my roots. I love that I learned at a young age, it really is Family. Over. Everything.
I love that I am a good friend. I am active about trying to make the people in my life feel loved, valued, and supported, and I am really proud (and grateful!) for the strong friendships that I have in my life.
I love how much I love sports, and I love that I can keep up with almost any sports-related conversation. I also love the sass that sports bring out of me, because Lord knows it’s real.
I love myself because I am independent and strong willed.
I love myself because I can accomplish anything I set my sights on, without anyone there pushing me to do so. (Like getting my phlebotomy license, then choosing to go to through flight attendant interviews…almost becoming a flight attendant, to then choosing to go back to school and finish with my BA degree)
I love myself because I wear my heart on my sleeve and am true to my heart.
I love myself because I am caring towards others feelings and needs.
I love myself because I am a damn great cook and not afraid to add spices without following a recipe!
I love that I believe life shouldn’t always be easy. I welcome challenges while doing everyday things and find that they keep life more interesting.
I love that I can always be the first one to laugh at myself.
I love that I am both gentle and tough though I don’t always show either.
I love that I am a newly converted early bird. I was wasting so much time sleeping in!
I love that I can push myself to be outgoing when I need to be. I am naturally very introverted and even though it’s a challenge, I’m never disappointed when I step out of my shell.
I love that I’m an extremely loyal person and that I fiercely protect the people I love.
I love that I am a strong woman who has surrounded myself with other strong women.
I love that I’m spontaneous and adventurous because an unplanned road trip is always worth it. And I love that I keep snacks in my car for said unplanned road trips.
I love that I’m constantly learning about myself and how to be more comfortable in my own skin