The strong women I know and work with. They truly do amaze me. Their dedication and “fight for what is right” attitude. They are such an inspiration
Dating Around (On Netflix) Hilarious!
***So, I think I am finally caving and purchasing a television 🙂 Thanks to my amazing tech-savvy friend, “R”, for his help with this!
The Help (Fiction)
Becoming by Michele Obama – 4.5 stars. What an amazing and inspirational (and down to Earth) woman!
nonfiction is something that I struggle with if it does Not directly relate or appeal to me. I have branched out and I’m reading a variety of books including this one.
I need to become comfortable in my own skin. Stop hiding and feeling shame over the things I love. I hold a lot back because I never want others to feel as if I am pushing, encouraging, or putting them down. I feel like if I shine, others feel that I am putting them down. I don’t know where this idea or thought came from, BUT it is just that. A thought.
I like to be unique. I like what I like and enjoy things others may or may not.
I keep coming back to this idea that I need to change. I need to find a way to enjoy being more social. I need to find a way to enjoy later evenings. I need to find a way to accept others…..yet this is not me at all I keep trying to change myself into something I am not. Instead of just accepting and owning who I am.
NO. I do not. I need to accept this is who I am and enjoy it. Stop feeling shame or guilt over things I enjoy because it does not live up to typical “Social ideals.” Until I can accept AND actually allow myself to experience joy, Only then can I decide if I want to try something new or challenge myself. I keep reverting to the notion that I am “bad” and “wrong” and immediately search for a “fix”. There is nothing wrong with who I am (Or you for the matter!)
I like spending a lot of time alone.
I like being single.
I like being childfree.
I like that my brain is like a sponge and soaks up information that interests me.
I like that I usually prefer to drink tea over wine.
I like to read flowy, light fun books and articles(aka trash!)
I like that I do not post every single place I am throughout the day.
I like privacy.
I like having massages and getting my nails done.
I like to work hard, play hard and relax hard.
I like that I eat the same breakfast all the time. (Love oats and lots of gooey peanut butter)
I like that I am comfortable being alone and going places alone (especially traveling)
I like that I can now do a headstand.
I like that I feel strong
I like that I can choose not to connect with people that do not feel good
I like that I can say no now then later change my mind
I like that I do not have to do anything I don’t want
I like that I do not wear makeup or fancy clothes
I like to wear old ratty sweats and yoga pants (Sorry mom!)
I like my comfy yoga pants with a hole that I pretend no one sees
I like that I do not care if anyone sees that hole (or my undies)
I like the quiet
I like saying no
I like waking up really early.
I like writing about things on my mind
I like routine
Now, this does not mean I have told myself a story that this is what I am and who I am and that I should not try new things or challenge and bring on change. But I can accept these things about myself (and yes, I like that I started a sentence using “But”)
Blinkist! Non-fiction book “blinks” love this so much
My oil diffuser – love hearing the sound it makes, especially at night!
O.L.D. Podcast – I am linking some of my favorite articles that you can read, however these are all available in audio on the podcast 🙂
- 5 Lessons I’ve Learned about life through knitting
- The Lost Art of Waiting
- Why I am wrong about everything and so are you