65 Things I Love About Myself

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65 Things I love About Myself

Remember waaaaaaay back in February when I posted I was participating in Gala Darling‘s Radical Self Love List of 100 Things I Love About Myself?  And then in March I admitted I only had 45 things on my Love List so I was extending the project through the end of March?

Yeah, I forgot all about it, too.

But I was cleaning up my desk and came across my notebook where I kept my list, and since I am a lady of my word, here is my list, albeit a month later than promised. I didn’t quite make it to 100, but 65 is a good start.

Maybe someday I’ll get there.

I hope this inspires you to make your own list! We are often too tough on ourselves and some small, simple affirmations can go a long way for our self esteem. <3

Things I Love About Myself

  1. I am a good friend, sometimes to a fault.
  2. My fingernails.  They are strong and thick and I have mastered the fine art of fingernail painting.
  3. I love opportunities to be generous.
  4. I have been told I am naive sometimes, which, I dunno, isn’t always a bad thing.
  5. I have great calves.
  6. I graduated from college!
  7. In 30+ years, my likes and dislikes haven’t changed all that much. I remain true to myself.
  8. I can carry a tune, mostly.
  9. I am a good cat mommy.
  10. Once I set my mind on something, I see it through.  I hate giving up.
  11. I know how to take care of myself.  That may sound silly but I’ve found not a lot of women can function independently.
  12. I am smart with money.  I have never carried debt beyond my car loans.  My parents taught me well.
  13. I somehow lucked out with the world’s greatest cat.
  14. I somehow landed a great partner to share my life with.
  15. I’m not a “yes person.” I stand up for what I think is right/best.
  16. I have never thought of myself as a creative person, but I’m taking great strides to improve that.
  17. I have really great taste in television programs.
  18. I appreciate grammar and punctuation (although I realize I am far from perfect).
  19. In high school, everyone called me “unique.”  It drove me nuts because I was desperate to fit in, but I’m proud of it now.
  20. I make a mean turkey pumpkin three bean chili.
  21. I love surprising people (but I HATE being surprised).
  22. I’m a total perfectionist but I’m trying to learn to let the little things go.
  23. I’m somewhat tech saavy … not as great as I used to be.
  24. I believe in the power of pixie dust.
  25. I’ve done through 17 months of wedding planning without driving myself or anyone else completely insane (to the best of my knowledge).
  26. I am a go-getter.
  27. I maintain a clean, tidy apartment, or I try my best, anyway.
  28. I love that I make my fiance laugh.
  29. I kick ass at Dr. Mario.  No one can beat me.
  30. I have a great long term memory (short term, not so much).
  31. I had a lot of fun in my 20s but I think my 30s will be even better.
  32. I am not ashamed of my life-long glitter obsession.
  33. I am not afraid to reinvent myself if I have to (note this is different from changing myself).
  34. I don’t know a lot about cars but I know enough to keep myself from getting completely ripped off at repair shops.
  35. Same goes for mortgages and home purchasing.
  36. I’ve never been one to get swept up with trends.  I like what I like.
  37. I’m pretty flexible (I’m referring to yoga).
  38. I taught myself basic HTML in the mid-1990s, which has come in VERY handy over the years.
  39. I am becoming braver as I get older.
  40. I try my best to be honest and not make false promises, even if it means I need to hurt someone’s feelings.
  41. I love my curves! Being skinny looks dreadfully boring.
  42. I love that I can sometimes fit into kid’s sized shirts and shoes – it saves me a lot of money on clothes.
  43. I love that I was born and raised in Southern California, even though it means I am terribly spoiled.
  44. I was scared to wear contacts but I overcame it.
  45. I love my straight teeth (thanks for the braces even though I hated them, Mom and Dad!)
  46. I hate change but I think I’m learning to adapt better as I get older.
  47. Fear of failure is what drives my success in anything I do.
  48. I love being a fake redhead.
  49. I have very light body hair. It’s awesome.  I only have to shave my legs once a week.
  50. I have never needed a map to navigate Disneyland.  I have had the layout memorized since before I can remember.
  51. I have never outgrown my love of Sanrio products.
  52. I am not one of those girls that take forever to get ready in the morning.
  53. I love NASCAR and I don’t care what anyone says about that.
  54. Some people think I have it all together. I really don’t but I’m glad I give off that vibe.
  55. I don’t have a lower back tattoo, or any tattoos I regret for that matter (but I really want to get one, someday).
  56. I have never been involved in a really bad car accident. I consider myself a safe driver.
  57. I love shoes but my collection is restrained, because I don’t want to be one of those girls who wakes up one day and realizes they have spend $10,000 on shoes.
  58. Ditto for handbags.
  59. I’m so great with Google. I can find almost anything.
  60. I love giving my opinion, whether asked for it or not.
  61. I am generally a forgiving person.
  62. I can recognize what’s best for me.
  63. I love walking. I try to go on a walk everyday – for your health!
  64. I use those reusable grocery bags.
  65. My main goal in life is to end each day knowing I did the best I could, made the most of my day, and made someone smile.

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