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January 3, 2012 - Kylie Saari
I recently read a blog of a friend of mine who was working on a list of 100 things about her as a reader. I believe the exercise was part of a class in literacy, but it got me thinking about knowing yourself.
The list made me think — not about myself as a reader — but about myself as a person.
Until about five years ago, I am not sure I could have told you more than ten things about myself, I simply didn't know who I was, or at least I wasn't able to accept myself. Under the pressure of life and children, there was just no time to consider if I really liked one thing or the other — it was a moot point.
But I have been learning that knowing yourself is a wonderful thing. It is something I really wish young adults and teenagers could accomplish, but I have a sneaking suspicion what is actually going on here is actually aging.
I am working on a list of 100 things I know about myself. I am not completed yet, but I want to invite you on a journey to do the same thing. Knowing who you are makes getting to be who you want to be that much easier.
Here is a list of 10 things about me to help get your started on your own list:
1.) I like vegetables, but do not like spaghetti squash. 2.) I enjoy active, outdoor activity. 3.) I dislike being cold. 4.) I think women are different than men, no matter what the politically correct thing to say is. 5.) I like to read historical fiction. 6.) I know the difference between their, there, and they're, but consistently spell them all 'their' when typing quickly. 7.) I love being a mother more than anything else, even if it is not terribly rewarding at times. 8.) I tend to jump in with both feet. 9.) I wanted to be a music therapist when I was a teen, but didn't think I was good enough at music to be good at it. I realized too late that those things are not related. 10.) I do not believe that every snowflake is different. The structure is self-limited and as there is always new snow falling, they simply can't test enough to get a representative sample.
Happy listing. I hope your new year benefits from your self-discovery.
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