P is for Positivity: Blogging from A to Z Challenge

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My friend Kelly is the gal that got me turned on to this blogging challenge. I’ve got to say, with my busy life, some days it’s tough. Other days, the words flow freely. When she embarked upon this challenge, she also vowed to say something positive about herself each day through April. Another friend joined in as well. I wanted to partake but was a day late and dollar short.

The idea behind posting positive things about ourselves is to eschew the rabbit hole of self-deprecation – too fat, too busy, too broke, etc. I do it. We all do it. So I will add to this post every day so that by the end of the month I will have written thirty positive things about myself.

  1. I have a tremendous knack for language. I love to write and can weave my thoughts and words together pretty well, if I do say so myself.
  2. I am a great parent. Not perfect but as parenting goes, I think I do a pretty good job.
  3. I am an amazing cook. I began cooking at a very young age and I love to peruse recipes and try new things. I am the type of cook that can make something delicious out of nothing.
  4. I have bright, sparkly blue eyes.
  5. I am a talented theatrical director. I have a particular penchant for rock musicals and new musical theatre.
  6. I have incredible organizational skills. When I have the time and energy, I can clean and organize a room like nobody’s business.
  7. I am very knowledgeable about the Microsoft Office suite. I am an Excel spreadsheet expert wizard and can bang out a pretty impressive Power Point presentation.
  8. I am a foster mom to rescue puppies and dogs.
  9. I am a really good listener and a good advisor.
  10. I take nice photographs.
  11. I have pretty hands with long, piano playing fingers.
  12. I am decent artist. I can draw and paint and can be pretty crafty when needed.
  13. I have great DIY skills – I have replaced a kitchen faucet, installed lighting sconces and painted just about every room in our house. If there is a manual, I’m generally not afraid to do it myself.
  14. I am great at multi-tasking. I know that you can’t TRULY multi-task but I am a master of doing more than one thing at a time.
  15. I can make homemade capicola.
  16. I have an incredibly scientific mind, especially when it comes to anatomy and physiology. I often think that I should have pursued a career in medicine.
  17. I am incredibly patient and non-confrontational.
  18. I am a good and loyal friend.
  19. I am a great party planner. Weddings, birthday parties, special occasions – give me a spreadsheet and away I go!
  20. I have an excellent sense of humor, albeit dry and sarcastic.
  21. I have beautiful handwriting. It is something I am consistently complimented on. In fact, when I lived in London, I loved my classmates calligraphy-type handwriting but my teacher was enamored of my American style handwriting. PLUS – I’m a lefty! (As a side note, I can also do calligraphy.)
  22. I am an excellent stage manager. I am super organized, very prepared and a pretty good knowledge of theatre and keeping a production on its feet.
  23. I have a really good memory.
  24. I am very analytical. While I have spent most of my life loving theatre and the arts, I have an unbelievable ability to look at data and make it tell a meaningful story.

One thought on “P is for Positivity: Blogging from A to Z Challenge

  1. Fantastic list! I reckon you could go a full year and barely touch on all the things that make you amazing.

    Not sure if I ever told you that part of what inspired me to finally start my own blog was reading yours. You do, indeed, have a gift for words, for sharing your thoughts in an intelligent, entertaining, and moving way. Thank you for that.

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