To start off the series of '10 Things I Love About Myself', I got in touch with Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy to share her lovely list. I first came across her blog because I am in love with all things Austen. Anne writes beautifully and intelligently about good books, family life and what it means to be an accomplished woman today.
Listing the things I love about myself isn't easy to do...because most of those things have a corresponding "thing I'd rather avoid" side to go with them! But after 30-something years of living in my skin, I've truly grown fond of some of the deep (and shallow) parts of myself, the things that make me truly "me." Like...
♥ my interest in absolutely everything ♥ bare fingernails that get mistaken for a french manicure ♥ deep wells of empathy ♥ super-long arms to reach the very top shelf ♥ well-honed coffee-making skills ♥ eagerness to give people the benefit of the doubt ♥ geeky reference book love ♥ the color of my eyes when I wear blue ♥ that I'm getting funnier every year ♥ boundless, goofy enthusiasm about my big ideas (and yours) ♥