Recently Slightly Off Kilter and Food Good Laundry Bad challenged bloggers to define themselves in an uncommon way. The best method for me was to use a list of all the things that I value and truly believe in. This list had to be comprised of life experiences, not just motivational quotes that inspire. Without further delay I bring you…
10 Ways to Define Me
1.) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. Col 3:23. The scripture says it all because this is what I try to do each day. I’m a bit of a Jesus freak and I don’t mind sharing that there are lots of conversations that take place between me and my heavenly father.
2.) Be Weird! Be Debt Free. We changed our family tree when we followed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. It took years but a few years worth of sacrifice for long term peace? The process was worth it.
3.) Life long learner. I’m never done because there is always something new to learn whether it’s blogging, social media, parenting, fitness and the list goes on and on.
4.) Don’t call it a comeback I’ve been here for years. I really love music! It helps me calm down or speed up. Music gets me through a workout or a run and even cleaning the house.
5.) My inner circle is made up of people that lift me up not tear me down. Finding your inner circle is no easy task! Letting go of friendships that aren’t good for you is even harder but it must be done. Life is too short to surround yourself with people that don’t learn from their mistakes. Eventually you just want to say, “grow up!”
6.) Give without the expectation of something in return. One more valuable lesson from Dave Ramsey. I’m a very generous person but to give knowing that it’s not a loan and that there is nothing that will be given in return is very liberating.
7.) A work in progress. My body will always be a work in progress. I’m in the best shape of my entire life. My goals have changed and are less focused on weight loss and more toward functioning.
8.) Networker, social butterfly. I’m happy to connect people that might be able to help each other. It’s the way I’m programmed.
9.) Mom – it’s been my longest role. You have to have a sense of humor or forget it. You will be bald within the first three months of becoming a parent. Take a deep breath and learn to laugh, a lot.
10.) Tenacious, like a dog with a bone! It’s true! When my focus is on something, it’s there until the project is complete. I’m getting better and better and channeling in my skills for the greater good.
It’s not as easy as it sounds to define yourself in an uncommon way. However, I think it’s best for me to define myself rather than have other people define me. I’m not really big on trying to fit my round self into squares. People are generally too complex for that kind of pigeon hole thinking.
What do you think? Do we have some definitions in common? Let me know if the comments!