Monday, May 28, 2012

20 things

15 Things That Are True About Me Today
  1. I am learning to be single, which is really weird.  Sometimes I hate it and sometimes it's not so bad.  Mostly, it's just weird.
  2. I never feel like I have enough energy to do what I know needs to be done.  Cleaning, sorting through things and getting rid of stuff I don't need, etc.
  3. I love to knit.  It's creative, colorful, production and doesn't require a lot of physical energy.
  4. My health is not great.  
  5. I need to lose weight and exercise more.
  6. I hate exercising, but my friend Josh and I brainstormed about 8 ways I could get some socializing in while doing light exercise, and that sounds appealing to me.
  7. Today my intestines hate me.
  8. I am often afraid of not being good enough.
  9. I love watching my son turn into a man.  I wish I could make it easier for him to transition, but most life lessons have to be learned through experience, I've discovered, so I watch.
  10. I am a "fixer" in that I always want to fix things for people I love instead of letting them figure it out themselves.
  11. I don't judge very often, but when I do I feel ashamed.  If a child is in any way suffering or not living a good life, I tend to judge their parents/caregivers very harshly in my heart.  I still try to treat them with compassion, but it's a challenge for me.
  12. I believe that each one of us makes a difference in the world and it's up to us to make choices that nudge those differences into the realm of improvements, rather than influencing things poorly.
  13. I wish I had never colored my hair brown, but I did it to cover the weird yellow and blue from last year's Summer Reading Club stuff, and now I'm in "growing it out" transition and I don't like it.
  14. I find it challenging to be the only grown-up in my household.  It's also freeing, in a way.
  15. I wish I wasn't so emotional.

5 Things I Want to Work On
  1. Exercising.
  2. Actually reading (not just listening to) books more often.
  3. Finding ways to get out of the house and do things with Simon.
  4. Practicing my musical instruments.
  5. Budgeting.

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