Monday, February 8, 2010

Who We Be

There are times in my life when I think "Who do I want to be?" Sometimes it lasts a moment and sometimes it's months where I am trying to figure out what should come next. Years ago I was talking to my mom and I said, "I guess I need to figure out who I want to be." She said, "First you need to find out who you are." Deep, huh? But so so stinking true. It can be the hardest thing to do. To actually look at yourself and say, "This is who I am. This is what I like. This is what I don't like." But once you do- it's easier to share that with other people. Easier to stand up for what you believe in. Easier to say "No, I don't like spicy brown mustard."

I was talking with a girl I work with and she commented on how interesting a life I have lead. Really? Me? Interesting? Naaaah. But I got to thinking about it that night and she was right. I have had an interesting life. And my favorite parts of my life are the parts where I was confident in who I am/was/am. So, to help you and me know who I am I present the following:

1. I don't believe in the phrase "The ball is in their court." What ball? What court? It's your life you should be running it. Not waiting for someone else to call the shots.

2. I lived in Germany for 5 months and proved to myself that I could do anything, ANYTHING, on my own. That still applies even though I am living in Idaho.

3. I really hate bugs. All kinds. All sizes. I run.

4. I have 4 really great friends... and I don't need any more.

5. I get more upset when someone offends a family member or a friend than when they offend me. And I've got moxi, babe!

6. I love it when people call me. But, I am not good at talking on the phone. I often talk at the same time as you. I prefer face to face conversation.

7. Anytime I go to Taco Bell or Wendy's I get a #6. They are different. But I've always found it interesting. The 6. What's the connection.

8. I recently starting hanging up on solicitors. I really like doing it.

9. I do yoga everyday- even though most of the time it's the PM Yoga that prepares your body for rest. But I call it exercise anyway.

10. I never use or buy into the excuse "I don't have time." Yes you do.

11. Honeycomb is my favorite cereal.

12. I've never worn my pajamas into a store. I think that should be outlawed. Even if it's Saturday. Even if it's 11:00 at night. Put some real clothes on. You'll feel better. And you won't have such a sour look on your face. Of course people are looking at you. What did you expect? You are in your pajamas.

13. I could watch Pride and Prejudice every day of my life.

14. Any time Ken asks me what I want to eat my first thought is "Peanut M&Ms and Coke." I think they make a great combo.

15. I'm a big believer in rewarding yourself. For just about anything. Going to work on a Monday? Take yourself out to lunch! Took the extra time to straighten your hair really well? Put on a killer outfit! You deserve it!

16. I talk to myself. Mostly motivational.

Don't you feel more connected? I feel more connected to myself. Do something today to connect to yourself.


Poulsen Family said...

It was fun learning more about you.

I'm all for the rewarding of ones' self for simple tasks completed :)

Lyner said...

I like I like! Thanks for this post, you are so awesome and I really look up to you! I like your thought on "the ball is in your court" or whatever it is :) But I like the idea that it is my life, I don't need people to call the shots! I love you girl!

Karlenn said...

Good post, Pats!! I think you are one of the best people I know. And I personally think you are a really good phone talker. And I think it's really cute that you talk to yourself. My dad caught me talking to myself once when I was like eight. He told me he thought it was "unhealthy." :)

Anonymous said...

I do feel more connected. It's fun learning about other people. I need to take some time to realize who I am. It's so easy to get caught up in life that you forget about who you really are. Thanks for this post Patty!:)

Brett and Tiffany said...

Great post, Patty! I could watch Pride and Prejudice every day too! Love that movie! I love getting to know you better! Thanks for the fun post! p.s. We haven't forgotten about nacho night! Our weekends have been a little CRAZY, but I WILL call you so you two can come out!

Brett and Tiffany said...

p.p.s. You inspire me! Maybe I will do a post like this sometime and let people know a little bit more about me!

Natalie said...

separated a birth you and I, I knew we're friends for a reason.

p.s. Golden Grahams are my favorite, honeycomb a close second

johnandjana said...

You are an awesome young lady and it is fun to learn more about you. Glad you are part of the fam.