Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 18

Today, I am grateful for myself. No, I'm not being vain. I just mean I really am truly grateful for my personality, my habits, my body, everything. This will be kind of an introspective post, so bear with me.

This semester, something I've been struggling with is coming to terms with the fact that I can't please everyone. Not everyone is going to like me. As someone who tries to be friendly with everyone, this can hurt sometimes. I mean, I think I'm pretty rad. Sure, I like some nerdy stuff, but who doesn't? However, I'm slowly learning to focus more on the people who do truly accept and love you (see Day 9) rather than trying so hard to please people who never will, Because some people are just rude. And that's all there is to it.

It's been a 20-year process and I don't think I'll ever truly be satisfied (who ever is?!), but I'm coming to peace with who I am. If you don't like it, then I don't care. I'm not going to change who I am to get you to like me. I've been done with that for a while.

I found this on someone else's blog, and I loved the blunt honesty behind it. So here goes:

Ten facts about me that probably won't change for a while:

1) I'm really sarcastic.
2) I hate when others are rude and I hate being rude myself. I will lose all respect for you if you talk bad about a person behind their back. People are people, no matter if you find their blog design/fashion choices/sense of humor weird or different from your own tastes. Get over it and learn to love people for who they are. Something I need to work on is calling people out on this. I'm the most non-confrontational person I know.
3) I'll never be a fashionista, a hipster, indie chic, whatever. I'm from the Midwest. I love jeans, t-shirts, comfy shoes. I'm not looking to impress anyone; if I'm going to dress cute, I'm going to do it for myself (And let's be real - girls dress up to impress other girls, not guys). I'd rather sleep in an extra half hour than worry about my outfit or hair. Sue me.
4) I have an obsession with television. If you don't watch TV, you probably won't understand half of my jokes. Along with that, I love some pretty nerdy stuff. (See: Harry Potter, LOST, AV Club)
5) I won't apologize for my music. My playlist is the most eclectic thing I've ever seen. And yes, country music is great.
6) If you want to make me mad, bail when I make plans with you. It's getting to the point where I don't even want to make plans. I'm over it.
7) I'm a mess. Check out my room. Or rather, please don't.
8) I like food and I hate working out. Not a great combination. Trying to find a solution :)
9) I hate being super peppy. I refuse to participate in outdoor running games or getting-to-know-you games. I dislike small talk; I enjoy deep conversations. I love sad, dialogue-heavy, artistic movies. I think any chick flick starring Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, or Sarah Jessica Parker is the worst. I'm a pop culture snob and I won't hold it against you if you actually like Adam Sandler, but I probably will secretly judge you.
10) All of this will probably get deleted in the future because I won't be so tired/moody and realize none of this is a big deal.

So that's me. Warts and all. Just to let you know, I like plenty about myself. Check out the beauty challenge I did last year. Actually, I love myself. I'm grateful for the way God made me. I couldn't imagine me any other way (Actually, I could, but that's a story for another day :)

Ok, enough of the self-deprecation. (#alienatingeveryoneIknow). Here's a little something to ease the tension. I'm obsessed with this song. I LOVE ADELE.

Only 2 more days till Turkey Day. I AM SO PUMPED.

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