Tooting my own horn

16 Jan
Horn (instrument)

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One of the DP writing challenges: Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself. So I’m tooting my own horn. And, no, I don’t toot my own horn very often. I don’t even know where to start, :D.

My favorite thing abut myself: My resilience.

I rarely give up. call it obstinate, stubbornness, or being hardheaded, I don’t give up easily. It can be a great trait to have or a flaw. Just depends on how you look at it.

As a single parent, raising two children was hard, but I had a great deal of help from my family and from a few friends. My son is 24 and my daughter is 21. I’m most proud of the fact that I have two intelligent, wonderful and amazing children. They are both in college and I’m so proud of them. They are my best accomplishment. And my daughter has a 6 month old son so I am one proud grandmother/MiMi.

I’m also proud of myself in regard to opening my mind and my heart when I met Mr. Rockstar/David. When we met I was in no way shape or form looking for a relationship (nor was he) but I managed to open the door when he told me he thought we should spend some time together and now I’m married to my best friend.  I could have been stubborn about not getting involved in a relationship, instead I was stubborn about keeping an open mind and heart, and that paid off big time. Now, I laugh so much more. I am more open, and I glow. Yes, I actually glow with happiness. I’ve learned to laugh more. And I’ve also learned that once you close the door to the past and move on, the door to the present and future will open.

Tooting my own horn about letting the past go and moving forward.

As I write this, I am waiting on my wonderful and amazing husband to get home from work, I’ve missed him and I’ve been worried about him today–he hasn’t been feeling well the last few days. I’m not sure if it is his sinuses or the damn flu that is going around, but I’m hoping he’s feeling a little better. So I guess I could toot my horn about being compassionate. I am usually way more compassionate in regard to others than I am to myself. But as my husband keeps telling me, my job right now is to take care of his wife–myself, to write my book, and to do what I can when I can in regard to organizing our home. So I’m trying to be a good employee and do my job well, which means it is time to make myself–his wife, a fresh pot of coffee so I can get back to writing my book 😀

So I guess that means I can toot my own horn about quite a few things I hadn’t even thought about before I began writing this post:

I ROCK! I am resilient, compassionate, open-minded, happy, humorous, considerate, a good employee; I’m following my dreams; I have a great husband, great kids, a wonderful grandchild, and I am about to make one awesome pot of of coffee.


Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Blogging, DPChallenge, home, inspiration, life, writing


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3 responses to “Tooting my own horn

  1. Katharine Trauger

    January 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    What a grand thing to have a husband who actually cares! Keep this man!!!!!! 🙂


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