. . . for Lauren and Lauren: 10 things

March 31, 2014

10 things

tee, shirt, and shoes: old navy     jeans: target    necklace: groopdealz 

The other week my sister told me she wanted me to write a post with ten things I like about myself.  She had read a few other bloggers who wrote similar posts and then I searched and found quite a few who had done the same.  I think it's super easy to think of tons of things you don't like about yourself.  Physical traits or personality traits you feel like you fail at.  It feels weird to make a list (and weider to share it) claiming things I like about myself.  But turns out it was a really good idea.  I actually came up with about seven pretty easily, and had to search a little more for three more.  

My legs.  While there are things I find myself complaining about when it comes to my legs, I love that they are strong.  They ran many races, including three marathons.  They've played many games of soccer and make me feel strong.  

Stubbornness.  I love that when I set my mind to do something, I will do it.  I hate giving up and will keep doing something until I finish.  My stubbornness helped me finish marathons, do well in school and push for over 3 1/2 hours during childbirth.

My handwriting.  I remember loving my sister's handwriting in middle school and practicing to make it look nicer.  I actually used to like taking notes in high school and college because I liked my handwriting and like practicing.  (Hello nerd?  Oh wait. We're focusing on the positives here)

Loyalty.  I struggled a lot with friendships during middle school and high school.  I was often disappointed with friends and felt let down or left out.  I don't know if it's because of that , but I think I am a really loyal friend.  

Creativeness.  I love being creative as a teacher.  I loved making a lesson more exciting, making a bulletin board or coming up with a new project.  At home I love making a craft I see online, decorating our house or making something for Addilyn. 

My hands.  I like them. 
Compassion and Empathy.  I am so aware that every pain and trial are different.  And that our struggles with infertility are much less than so many people deal with.  But through it I think God softened and opened my heart to being more compassionate and understanding of others.  I think about others way more often, pray for them and try to think of ways I can show I'm thinking about them.  

Disciplined.  Ironically I just posted about my lack of discipline spiritually, but overall being disciplined is one of my strengths.  In working out, teaching, being organized . . . in most things I like to get things done.  If there is something I need to do I don't like putting it off and want to finish it.  

My ability to find good deals.  I just wish I could make some money of my ability to find things so cheaply.  

Motherhood. There are countless times I have felt overwhelmed with my role as a mom the last eight months.  Plenty of things that I don't second guess and wonder if I'm doing the right thing, and know that will happen over and over.  But I know that I love Addilyn more than anything, that her most important needs will always be met and I'm confident in knowing that God picked me to be the best mom for Addilyn. 

Thank you Lauren.  Thanks for the reminder to focus on strengths and things I like about myself.  I think you should do the same!



Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome list.

Lindsay Ropella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think it's a really great idea to focus on the things we like about ourselves because, you're right, we do always tend to focus on the negatives. Great list you came up with! I love the new blog design too, BTW!

Nicole Cushing said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great Idea. I think we are so quick to think of the bad, sometimes we just need to remember all the good things about us. What a great post.



J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great post idea! Loved reading this. All very true. You are also very funny, can put together a great outfit and appear up be a great baker. :)

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a great post! You're so right, it is so easy to think of things we DON'T like, but so much more important to realize the things we do like about ourselves! I might try this sometime soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

Annie Luhmann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog design! (and this post!)

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE reading this list :) Bookmark it and reread it when you are having a hard day!! I'm loving the new blog design/layout. Looks grrrrreeeat!! Simple, clean and nicely updated.

Jenna Griffin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this idea! I think it's refreshing to read about what someone genuinely likes about themselves. Thanks for sharing!

Curious Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great new blog design! I love your list and think it is such a great idea to talk about the things we like about ourselves. It can often be so easy to always be pointing out the negatives. You are a wonderful person!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This was such a great idea for a post! I think it's easier to focus on the negatives but we should instead think about all the things we excel at!

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Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Good post! Such a great reminder to ourselves that despite what we think, we do have many positive things about us.

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a great post idea, kudos to Lauren! it makes me want to think about what I like about myself!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie, it feels like forever since I have left you a comment!!! Life has been busy, so have been trying to keep up via instagram.

First you look great as always. Love your outfit!!! Great shirt and cool necklace.

Secondly great post. I am one to focus on what I don't like about myself when I need to focus what I do like about myself. Really inspirational.

Last but not least....LOVE your new blog design. It really suits you. I have been missing on my blog as I am working on a new one.

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your blog and I love it! It would
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We can also follow each other if you like! :)

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Elegance and Mommyhood said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great post. I think we should all do this. I might do a future post inspired by yours. Very cute outfit too. Casually chic and totally put-together. Bright blue suits you a lot. Loving those Flats. =)

P.S. I also love the new, simpler but totally-cute design on your blog.