10 Things (About Myself) I'm Thankful For

Linking up again today with Katie Elizabeth, Carly Blogs Here, MakeMeUpMia, and The Strong Family for Thankful Thursday!

I'm using this as an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon that some other bloggers have been on the last week or so, and share a list of 10 things - about myself- that I'm thankful for. I don't know about you, but sometimes it's nice to toot my own horn or give myself a pat on the back. Maybe it will come across as braggy, but I don't even care. I'm truly grateful that I was blessed with these traits. I think we can all benefit from celebrating the things we like about ourselves!

1. I'm punctual. If I'm not early, I'm late. I get this from my dad, and while it was super annoying growing up, I love having this attitude as an adult.

2. I'm a good speller. I always have been. I have a photographic memory and a background/interest in languages, so this comes naturally to me.

3. I don't half-ass things. If I decide to do something, I commit to it 100%.

4. I'm good at managing my time. Time is precious. Sometimes it seems just aren't enough hours in the day. Fortunately, I'm really good at scheduling my time and sometimes multi-tasking to make sure I get in everything I need to.

5. I don't give up. Even when things suck, even when I might want to give up, I don't. I keep pushing ahead. I know that somehow, some way, I'll always get to where I'm going.

6. I don't back down from a challenge. If you ask me to join you in something, I'll probably do it. Provided I have a reasonable shot at being successful at it. I'm fearless, not stupid ;)

7. I love to work out. I count my blessings that my motivation to work out has never come from a negative place. It has always been a positive thing for me. I got addicted to it because I love the feeling I get from pushing myself to do new things, and proving to myself what I'm capable of. Also, runner's high is a real thing!

8. I have seriously good taste in music. I'm that annoying music snob who likes bands you've never heard of. Sorry I'm not sorry.

9. I'm vegetarian. I've been an animal lover all my life and don't know why I didn't make the connection between that and my food sooner (it will be 3 years this summer). Even though I'm not vegan (I still eat eggs and dairy), I am proud to have taken a big step in the direction of living cruelty-free.

10. I don't judge views or beliefs that differ from my own. The veg thing is a perfect example. While I believe this is the right thing for me, I don't judge you if you don't agree. Even if you eat steak with a side of bacon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I truly believe everyone has the right to his or her own opinion (though I also believe in not forcing or imposing your beliefs on others).

Anything you're diggin' about yourself lately? Tell me all about it! I want to know what makes you awesome!


  1. love reading and writing these thankful posts! they show how great life really is :)

  2. I like this post! Because really, how often do you really give yourself credit and just a chance to go, "Hey, I'm kind of awesome!" Definitely a nice self esteem booster!

  3. Thanks for joining us! I am right there with you on time. I always say "If I'm on time, I'm late" I get mine from my papa :) Happy Thursday!

  4. I love this list!! Far too often we focus on the negatives about ourselves, so I love that you are tootin your own horn! :)

  5. I seriously wish I could adapt some of these traits! Being punctual is something I learned from my parents and I'm so thankful because it's definitely one of my biggest pet peeves when someone else is late!

  6. first off, ron swanson rules all.

    i LOVE that you're punctual. i hate it when bitches are late! if i can get my kid ready, shower, get myself ready and be out the door and get there 10mins early, then so can you!! (you = general you).

    Vodka and Soda

  7. Those are all amazing traits!!! Go you! I didn't realize you're a vegetarian! Good for you :) I personally don't think I could ever do it, but I applaud those who can!!

  8. A big YES to number one! My dad is that person that it is always 15-20 minutes early and it used to drive me crazy but now the thing that drives me crazy is lateness! And love number 10, that's a big thing a lot of people don't seem to understand! To each their own (unless they're late)!


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