Thursday, October 20, 2016

20. Just Be Who You Are

This one is kind of stupid. It sounds like something you'd hear on Barney, but the older I get, the more I see its value.

At some point, I decided to stop apologizing for who I am and just embrace it. Let me give you some examples.

1. I let my kids watch TV. Lots of it. They learn stuff from it. I get things done. I sit on my couch scrolling through facebook. It works for us.

2. I eat sugar (and so do my kids). Life is too short to eat leaves and twigs all the time.

3. I like social media. I'm not one of those people who feels "so refreshed" after a facebook hiatus.

4. I read what I like - which happens to be Christian fiction. Yes, some of it is cheesy. But a lot of it is very well written without the smut of secular fiction.

5. I grew up sheltered and I'm sheltering my kids. (Romans 16:19)

6. I'm a little chubby. But I get to eat donuts.

7. I don't get drunk. I feel like progressive Christians think this is one of those Biblical commands you can toss out the window. I'm not one of them.

8. I don't handle criticism well. I wish I did, but I'm way too sensitive.

9. I loved my epidurals.

10. I'm a terrible housekeeper and a terrible cook.

11. I'm socially awkward. It's time to stop trying to fight it and just admit it.

12. I'm on meds for my anxiety and depression.

13. I don't understand how to reconcile God's sovereignty with my prayer life.

14. I don't like animals.

15. I hate talking on the phone.

16. I love fast food and chain restaurants.

17. I hate losing games and have been known to throw my cards down on the table in anger.

18. I will defeat you in word games.

19.  I don't like the outdoors.

20. I'm scared of bears.

21. I don't exercise.

22. I'm book-smart, not street-smart.

23. I don't DIY. That's why there are stores.

24. I'm a one-issue voter.

25. I'm an open book about everything and love blogging.

I'm all for personal growth, and maybe someday these things will change about me. But for now, I'm learning just to accept who I am and quit trying to be someone else!

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  1. I love me some Sadie! "I like you just the way you are." <3

  2. I love me some Sadie! "I like you just the way you are." <3


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