Thursday, February 12

25 Things About Lil Ole Me..,


1. I am an optimistic, situational feminist.

2. Being a mom is the best thing I’ve ever done.

3. My husband does more than his share around the house, always has, and I think he’s starting to clue in.

4. I am a progressive liberal with non-traditional family values, though I value the family above all else.

5. I believe in healthy eating and exercise, though I can’t seem to bring myself to do either with any consistency.

6. Every day I get going with several cups of coffee. It’s decaf.

7. Often unaware of where my feet are, I’ve broken many toes—multiple times.

8. When I was younger I smoked clove (Djaram) cigarettes. I still love the way they smell.

9. I am happy.

10. I’m on friendly terms with everyone I’ve ever dated.

11. The first time I ever traveled by plane, I was a 21-year old on a two-month, solo trek through Europe.

12. I gave birth to two incredible, miracle children. One of whom is not genetically related to me—though I am her only mother.

13. My first real boyfriend was named “Fudge.”

14. I care what people think—though it doesn’t often change my actions.

15. I don’t think being low maintenance is a good thing.

16. Over the past 20 years I’ve come to realize it’s not the family you come from, but the family you create through friends, select relatives, spouses and children that carries you through.

17. I’m finally learning not to sweat the small stuff.

18. After the birth of my first child, I endured post-partum depression (PPD).

19. I love red skittles and taking long naps on weekend afternoons.

20. My mom, sister and I lived in a 25’x13’ trailer until I was 6 years old.

21. I have a keen appreciation for the social safety net.

22. I don’t believe that god is geographically limited. I think whatever religion we practice is, in large part, a function of where we are born and to whom we are born.

23. I want to learn Spanish, play the guitar, ride a horse and cook. Not necessarily in that order.

24. I believe that the person you chose to marry is the most important decision you will ever make.

25. My favorite word is “Banana.”


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