Thank you to Michele for giving me this latest award. If you have never read her blog, check it out. Michele continually inspires me with how she is living a healthy lifestyle. She has seemingly easily incorporated exercise and healthy eating in a way that is so sane and doable. And she is a great supporter. And I love that she “ruminates” – a woman after my own heart. Michele rocks:)
Now my job is to post 10 honest things about myself and then give this award to 4 other bloggers who have shown tremendous honesty through their blogs.
1. Here’s the thing about blog awards… some people like them, some people don’t. I do:) Each time I am graced with one I feel all warm and fuzzy. When I read them on other blogs, I get a new insight into bloggers as they reveal little tidbits about themselves. Fun. And then I get to pass them on and, hopefully, share the warm fuzzies with someone else. But, to be honest here, I struggle every time passing them on, getting caught up in who I think will appreciate receiving one and who has already gotten it and not leaving someone out and…
2. Which leads me to this truth about myself: I care way too much what others think. A little is a good thing, but sometimes I get caught up and strangled by it.
3. I am a perfectionist. Which can also be a good thing sometimes and a bad thing other times. I actually have to consciously tell myself to let things go and that they don’t have to be perfect. If I didn’t, I’d never publish a blog post!
4. And maybe being a perfectionist is what led to me being (just an eensy teensy bit of) a control freak. Yes, I admit it. I am. Ironic how I can’t control my eating though.
5. I don’t know why I struggle with eating. I don’t know if it even matters. I have thought about it a lot this past year. Posted about it. Maybe this will remain one of life’s great mysteries.
6. I am content. But maybe that’s not the same thing as being happy. I wonder if Oprah is right and I need to find the passion in my life. I have no idea what it would be. I also have wondered if that missing passion is what I am looking for when I eat. Hmm.
7. Pragmatic could be my middle name. I tend to be very practical, very sequential in my thinking, an uber-organized over-planner. I would love to be more flexible and laid-back. Just a bit, though. Wouldn’t want to feel out of control:)
8. I don’t have a lot of weight to lose. I read blogs of amazing and determined people who have a long road ahead of or behind them and I am in awe of them and I find them inspiring. And then I think about how much I have struggled, over and over, with my little bit to lose, time and time again, lost and regained. And I am a bit embarrassed, truth be told.
9. When I write my “thumbs” posts I am very careful to balance the ups with the downs. Sometimes it’s easy; there are lots of ups. Sometimes there are so many downs that I edit them out, not because I don’t want to be honest, but because I really am trying to be more positive and glass half full. Or in this case, glass half thumbs up.
10. I don’t have a bucket list. I want to travel. I would love to go to the Oprah show before she is off the air. But beyond that, no ideas. Maybe this is tied in to my missing passion that I wrote about above.
Now to pass this on. There are a few bloggers who immediately came to my mind when I thought about honesty in their blogs. These woman have shared so much of themselves. And, they have also shared so much with me here as they supported me in my own honesty. I feel a true connection with each of them.
Leslie @ Something Brilliant is Brewing
Marsial @ Eyes of the Sun: Musing and Losing
And, because she is so honest in her continual support, I also give this to Jody @ Truth 2 Being Fit. I have told her before, and I suspect I will tell her again, I appreciate her “tough love,” as she has come to call it. Keep on kicking my butt when it’s warranted, Jody:)
(P.S. Remember #1 above? Today I didn’t struggle, didn’t worry these gals had already gotten this award, didn’t think about the rules… just went with my heart.)
And that’s enough honesty for one day.