Blog Dare..There Are Aspects of Myself

I’m taking on the Blog Dare . So far, I’ve managed to stick with it each day. I’m treating it like you would the Five Minute Friday posts because I want to ensure that I actually share a part of my soul with you. I hope you enjoy reading these posts.

The good and bad aspects of myself. Let’s compare what we love and dislike about ourselves.

Aspects of Myself That I Am Proud Of

There are some aspects of myself that I’m actually proud of. However, those are actually few in comparison to the amount of things that I would actually love to change about myself. I’m proud of the fact that I have managed to actually stay alive despite the many hardships that I’ve endured in my life. Trust me when I say there were times I didn’t plan to come out of a situation alive.

I’m proud of the fact that despite two failed marriages, I have managed to land on my feet still standing and able to come out ahead. I even managed to obtain my associates degree in accounting even though I don’t actively use it except for our own personal business needs. I’m almost done obtaining my bachelor’s degree in project manager, but I have no clue when I’ll take my final 8 classes.

Aspects of Myself That I’m Disappointed In 

I have so many things about myself that disappoint me. The first thing that comes to mind is my weight. I have tried everything under the sun to lose weight. Shoot, I have barely ate a darn thing in the past nine months, and yet I’ve lost at max 10 pounds. I wish there was a magic pill that would help me lose this darn weight that I could afford. However, that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon. So, I need to learn how to be proud with the body size I am now. At least one thing is consistent, in the past thirteen years minus that little bit of luxury while I was pregnant with Zeva (and shortly after her birth) I’ve been roughly the same size.

I’m disappointed in the fact that I can’t get organized enough to keep everything I want to get accomplished in a day on track. There is always something that falls through the cracks. The bad thing is I have planners galore that are filled out, my emails are well organized, and I even make to-do lists for the day on top of all of that. However, housework seems to pile up on me before I can turn my head.

I’d LOVE and I mean LOVE to live in a house where everything has a nice neat place for it. I’d LOVE, LOVE to have everyone put things back in their proper place when they are done with them. For the past almost seven years, that has definitely gone by the wayside in my home. I have to play seek and find game for almost everything. (Even my stuff seems to get legs and walk away from its spot of honor.)  My house is USUALLY presentable for company and others please don’t think I live in a rats nest because I don’t. It’s just not as neat and organized as I would like. (My old associates will tell you that my office was always organized and you could easily get ANYTHING that was needed or desired from the office with complete ease.) One day though, when I’m not chasing little kids around, I do believe I’ll get my house in order the way I want it. (Bless Del’s heart, he tries just as hard as I do to get order in our home, but when we work from home and teach our kids from home it’s hard to keep things in order all the time.)

I’ve been trying desperately to be more patient and understanding. That seems to go out the window almost every day. However, now that Del is back home that definitely seems to be helping because I’m not dealing with this kids by myself anymore. I’m able to focus on one task at a time instead of feeling like I’m being pulled in a hundred directions at once while dealing with someone fussing.

I also want to be better prepared to cook healthier meals too. I am terrible at planning out meals for the family. Del has always had to remind to thaw things out for the next day. He’s better at planning meals than I am. It annoys him, but he knows this annoying trait of mine has always been an issue. So, he has learned to work around it.

What are aspects about yourself that you love and what do you want to improve upon? 






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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

5 comments on “Blog Dare..There Are Aspects of Myself”

  1. This is a great post. Way to share. And it seems like you and I are so much alike. I need to do something like this after Christmas.

  2. First – I love reading these, so I hope you will keep up these personal posts after the blog dare.
    Second – CHEERS! I am in the two-time-divorcee club too. Hey, it happens. None of us start out expecting it to go that way, but it happens. As long as you learn from it, it isnt something to be ashamed of. I have friends currently living in MISERABLE marriages… I cant imagine that being the better choice.
    Third – my job is teaching time management and organization, and I am always just a phone call or email away if you ever want help getting on track. Sometimes all it takes is a nudge in the right direction 🙂
    Hugs sweet friend! Proud of you for “bearing your soul” – take courage. That’s something else you can add to your list of aspects to be proud of 🙂

    • Lynsey,
      I have always wrote post like these, but unfortunately with my blog layout they tend to get lost in my giveaways and sponsored posts. I’m hoping to fix that in January once we get our family back on a route again with having Del working from home again.
      As far as the time management and organization, if it was totally up to me then I’d jump at it. However, my schedule is NEVER up to me solely because I have my husband and in-laws always throwing things into the mix! (Which, I wouldn’t trade having them in my life for I’ll gladly deal with the distractions!) It feels so utterly good having Del back home!
      I’ve always been willing to “bear my soul”, but there are times when it’s a bit scary to go that deep if you catch my drift. I guess it’s a case of ask the right questions, and I’ll tell you anything. But beware you may not like the answer I give you. That has always been my motto since I moved out of my Mom’s house.
      I’m totally glad you’re enjoying these posts. Thank you so much for sharing bits about yourself with me too.

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