Hey there! I hope you had a great day today! Our day was very productive!
As I've said in my previous post, we're moving into our new house and you know how moving can be... whew!
I don't mind moving all that much. I mean, it is exhausting, but I really enjoy unpacking! I know, I know! Think me weird, but I enjoy cleaning and setting up a new environment for my family to live in. Hey! It's the way I am and I like it!
One reason I started a blog was to let people into my life and let them see who I am and the journey I'm on! As introverted as I am, I still love sharing my experiences and what I've learned in life!
Today I will share 3 random things about me you may not know! In past blog posts, I've written about the things I love and enjoy, but I'd like to share a few things I don't love so much. If you identify with any of these, or want to share a few random things about yourself, leave a comment or let's connect on social media!
So, let's get started!
1. I am NOT a cook
Those close to me already know this. My husband has cooked throughout our 20 years of marriage and he freaking rocks at it! 🤘🏼 I told him, when we first got married, that he would cook (since he loved to do it anyway) and I would clean and we'll do just fine! Win win for everyone! Hahaha!
I don't have the pallet or the patience for creating new and exciting dishes to wow my family with. I've surprised them from time to time, and occasionally I enjoy cooking, but most of the time I cook basic things to get by when he's not available to cook. Hey, it's how we roll and it works!
2. I cannot multitask
It's just how I'm wired. I used to beat myself up for it until I realized that I have nothing to prove to anyone. As a mom, sometimes you have to multitask and in some ways, I've impressed myself when I accomplished multiple things in one hour. But mostly when I have too much going, I forget things, lose things, misplace things, get frustrated, cry, freak out, and have a bad day.
So, my solution is to slow way down! Mentally go through a checklist of what's most important, then chunk it down to bite-sized goals, accomplishing one at a time. This way I don't get overwhelmed.
3. I don't like flattery
Flattery is manipulation, and it's not authentic praise! When you authentically give a compliment expecting nothing from the other person, that is selfless and it shows that you value the person completely as they are.
However, when you compliment someone expecting something out of them, expecting them to bend your way, that is selfish and self serving. You care more about your agenda than that person's worth and well-being.
We all know what it feels like to be manipulated and we have all been on the other side where we've manipulated others too. We need awareness and courage to live authentic and selfless lives. It's difficult to be selfless when our ego gets in the way, but we must daily work on ourselves and always be aware of the parts of us that are not so lovely. Whether you've manipulated people or they have manipulated you, we have the power to break free from all of it!
Personally, I used to not pick up on flattery. From the victim mentality I used to have, any compliment felt good, selfishly given or not. I soaked it in like a sponge. I didn't know to count the cost of my own worth and value. I weakened my power by allowing people with hidden agenda's to walk all over me.
Now that I am aware of this it has been life-changing! I have realized the greatness within me. I have taken back my life and have gained new strength and honor for myself! I am worthy to receive authentic love and gratitude from people, and so are you!
Well, there it is! These are a few random things about me today and I hope to hear from you too. I would love to know more about your thoughts on this post!
Sending you lots of love and hugs and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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