I am not a sorority girl.
I am not a cheerleader.
I do not jump up and down and scream in delight.
I do not high five.
I am a hugger but a cautious one.
I have a hard time connecting with others.
I do give my whole heart to people I call friend.
I do trust easily even when I know I shouldn’t.
I am hard on myself.
I do relive conversations, incidents, etc. 1000’s of times over in my head and continue to feel the same raw emotion I felt the first time all over again.
I do not forgive quickly or easily, including myself.
I do forgive, but not forget.
I only trust once.
I try not to judge, but I know I fail at this effort.
I try to value each person for who they are and what they bring to the table regardless of their scars and flaws.
I am genuinely surprised when that value is not returned.
I do wish we could all just let people live their own lives regardless of how they choose to live their lives.
I do not think it’s anyone’s place to judge another person.
I do not think it’s anyone’s right to tell someone else how to live their life.
I do believe in a learning mindset.
I do want to hear both sides of the story.
I do not believe in sugar coating anything though I have.
I have lied when I knew someone didn’t want to hear the truth, but only validation for their own thoughts / emotions.
I have never felt good about those lies.
I do wish I had been brave enough to tell the truth, even when it was ugly and would cause pain.
I do believe in respecting someone’s pain.
I do believe we each carry our own truth.
I do believe in treating adults as adults.
I do believe in treating children as precious creatures and working to meet them where they are emotionally.
I will not respect anyone who does not show me equal respect.
I will not respect someone who is cruel to a child.
I will not respect someone who is cruel to an animal.
I do not tolerate stupidity well.
I will not remain in a toxic relationship.
I will not remain in a one sided relationship.
I will not argue with someone who refuses to see any other viewpoint.
I am not narcissistic.
I am not self destructive.
I am not a victim.
I do not respect the victim mentality.
I do believe in therapy / counseling.
I do believe in respecting mental health.
I do believe in grace; grace for others; grace for ourselves.
I do believe we are all human and therefore all flawed.
I have never asked anyone to hate anyone else.
I have never told anyone to think, act, feel, say, or do anything just as I do in order for me to accept or like them.
I am guilty of seeking validation from others.
I have let others take from me and didn’t stand up for myself because I didn’t want to hurt their feelings.
I did feel pain.
I have spent most of my life with a negative dialog about myself inside my own head.
I have spent most of my life believing myself to be stupid, unworthy, inadequate.
I have spent most of my life learning to love myself for who I am.
I have spent most of my life searching for balance and peace.
I am not perfect.
I have never claimed to be perfect.
I like myself.
I am intelligent.
I am not inadequate.
I seek knowledge.
I am worthy.
I am a kind person.
I am a good friend.
I admire my tenacity and perseverance.
I love God.
I love my family.
I love my husband.
I love my son.
I love my friends.
I am human.
I am flawed.
I am imperfect.
I am not finished.
I am forgiven.
I am me.