10 things : i've learned about myself (so far) in 2011

My sweet friend Carrie blogged this great idea, and I thought I'd follow suit... 

1.  The numbers on the scale do not define me or my progress.
2.  I can be a morning person, and like it.
3.  My dependency on chocolate has increased tremendously since my Daddy passed, and I am totally okay with that. (Better chocolate than alcohol or worse.) 
4.  My mother is truly one of my best friends, my lifelong friend. 
5.  Crying is NOT a sign of weakness. (This was a very difficult concept for me to grasp for a really long time. I'm glad that I'm over it.)
6.  My kids are my biggest achievement in life and I am proud of them every single day.
7.  It is okay to let people in to my world. Some are here to visit, some are here to take residence, but all are welcome and all are loved.
8.  I prefer listening to "old music" (like Singers and Standards) more than any other type of music (including the Hit List, and Country). And I don't care if other people think that is weird. 
9.  I spend entirely too much time on Facebook and reading my daily blogs. I need to do something about this. New Years Resolution?? :-)
10.  As much as I truly enjoy helping those around me, I have found the need to put myself first sometimes. This isn't selfish, this is becoming a well-rounded individual. (aka "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy").

Thanks Carrie for letting me 'borrow' this concept, and thanks Shimelle for the inspiration and link love.


Gina said...

Great post Jen!

Connie said...

I loved what you wrote~great list!!!

Annette said...

You got it right! Keep mama happy! :) Love your list. Still haven't figured out how to be a good morning person yet, though I need to be. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Love your list! I totally agree with reading too many blogs...it's a hard addiction to quit! And you are so right - better chocolate than anything else. You're my role model. <3

Tiffany said...

Love the list!
It is funny, I fought shutting down my facebook last year in hoping to help my marriage (Obviously that did not work) but I have not gotten back on, it will be a year the day after Thanksgiving and I don't miss it at all~ It was such a time sucker! I want to spend time with the people that are in front of me rather than check what 300 strangers are doing at any given minute (yes I would do this on my phone all the time) Anyways, it is funny what you don't miss once you don't have it!
You are awesome, thanks for sharing your list!
I wont give up blogs though, because of really amazing, supportive people like you!

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