When I was in grade school and high school, I got picked on quite a bit. I wasn’t the prettiest girl in school, I didn’t live in the right neighborhood, and I was a bit too punk for all the preppy kids. I was the (co-)captain of my (junior varsity) cheerleading team, but I didn’t fit any of the stereotypes. I felt like I didn’t fit in.
I did a lot of growing up in college, and in the two years since I graduated. I
became started identifying as a feminist, part of which means lifting other women up. But that’s not all it means. It means I’ve also got to be proud of who I am.
With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment to recognize myself and my favorite thing about me.
But you know what I do have control over? My mind.
Okay, so a little bit of that was inherited, too. My parents really put a high priority on my schooling. (It helps that my dad was a principal.) I tried really hard, and they encouraged me to follow whatever passions I had. They helped me, but I was the one doing the work.
That’s why my favorite thing about me is my creativity.
There are definitely times I doubt myself. Where I think I’m not creative as this person, I’ll never have ideas as good as that person. But here’s the thing: we all doubt ourselves.
My doubt doesn’t mean I’m not creative. It just means I’m not necessarily creative at that moment.
I have a lot of great ideas. My creativity presents itself in different ways. Sometimes it’s through writing, graphic design, and photography; while other times it’s through new business ideas.
My time doesn’t allow me to fulfill all of my creative ideas, but that’s for the better, I think. Some “creativity” is a bit out-of-the-box, so it’s nice to have to limit myself. It allows me to really explore my favorite creative ideas, allowing them to really grow into something wonderful.
This blog is about 15 different examples of my creativity that I was able to bring to fruition. Pretty amazing, right?
What’s your favorite thing about yourself? Let me know in the comments! (Really! I want to know!)
Anna Oates says
My creativity is one of my favorite things about myself also, another one is my ability to not be effected by negativity!
That’s awesome! I wish I wasn’t affected by negativity so much…
Juruh Gagarin says
Creativity and Craziness. I think they’re inseparable. 🙂
So true! 🙂
Bri Towne says
my favorite thing about myself is my empathy. gosh, i cry at every hallmark commercial, get goosebumps at every sporting event, and jump for joy with every triumph. i wear my emotions on my sleeve and while it’s difficult at times and can get me in to trouble, i think it’s far better than bottling everything up inside. but having my level of empathy is the perfect parenting tool.
I love that! It’s something not a lot of people have.
Popcorn + Paint says
My favorite thing about me is I like to help others. It just feels good to lend a hand and I have learned how to do many different things from just being willing to pitch in.
I love that!