Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just Write- My Mother's Daughter, My Father's Girl

I am my mother's daughter, my father's girl.

I am stubborn and strong.  If you tell me that I have to do something I will want to rebel.  If you tell me that I can't do it, it will be done.

I have a violent streak in me.  I like to hit things.  I should have played football, or been a hunter.  But I just can't hurt anyone, or anything. 

I am not a morning person.  Please don't talk to me until I talk to you first, and then use short and direct comments.  Silence is preferred.

I am a night person.  I love my sleep, but you can not get me to bed.  I will stay up.  Late.  For no reason.

I have a quick wit and a good sense of humor.

Bullies anger me like nothing else.  Cowards.

I put God above all else, and let Him guide me. 

I am emotional.  I can cry at the drop of a hat.  I cry when I see real beauty.  I cry when something touches my heart.  I cry when I'm sad.  I cry when you cry.  I cry.  Often.  Tender hearted he called it.

The underdog always gets my support and compassion.  I will protect.

I put on a very tough front, but long after the slight was made I think about it.

I know what I know, and you can't sway me otherwise.  I'm stubborn.

My brain works differently.  I don't always see what others see.

Nothing is black and white.

I say stupid and mean things without thinking sometimes.

I am compassionate and passionate.

I have a temper.  It is my biggest flaw.

I am artistic.  I sing and dance and pretend and play.

I am a competitive, adventurous tomboy at heart.

I am not a good judge of character.  I give people the benefit of the doubt.  And yet, I trust very few people.

I am dramatic in thought and expression.

I am strong in my convictions and will not bend to peer pressure.

I am loyal.  To a flaw.  Long after a betrayal, I am still loyal.

I love nature and appreciate it's magnificent beauty.

I am an introvert impersonating an extrovert.

I am affectionate and warm.

I am emotional and brave and strong. 

I accept all parts of myself, the good and the bad.

I am a work in progress.


I am my mother's daughter, my father's girl.






9 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, Kat! I love this! Wonderfully written and I identify with so much of it. We really have a lot in common, I think that's why I've always been drawn to your blog. =)

Wisconsin Girl said...

What an amazing list. It IS so much fun to see the common traits we share with people, as I identify with many (except the theatrical talent you have...I've got NONE of that and have never had a desire for it...I'm better in the background:). How long did it take you to come up with this list, I wonder? It seems like it would be a great journal entry...a way to learn more about ourselves. I imagine it would take some time, but would be such a valuable list. Amazing! Thanks for sharing and helping us get to know you even better.

Kat said...

WI Girl- I was up super late last night, thinking about my dad and how I am a daddy's girl. Then I started thinking about how much of a momma's girl I am too because my mom and I are so much alike and have always been best friends. Then I started thinking about what I had in common with each of my parents and it all just started falling out of me. The list honestly only took a few minutes. I forgot I even wrote it until I was cleaning out my posts this morning. Ha!

Elaine A. said...

I just read your comment above and I love that you wrote it in only a few minutes. Sometimes that's how beautiful writing just flows, like in this case. Loved learning even more about you here... xo

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You sound like the best kind of person to call friend.

CJ said...

I love this! Very poetic and spot on! Your words speak very loudly, very clearly.

Kelly said...

"I give people the benefit of the doubt. And yet, I trust very few people." That is so me!!! I naively always try to see the best in people yet I have a hard time completely trusting people.

Girl we are so much alike, too bad we can't hang out together more!

Riahli said...

I've always thought I should have taken up boxing, I often feel like hitting something... but don't know that I would be able to actually hit someone, ha! If kickboxing wasn't so expensive I'd totally do that as a form of exercise. :) My temper is definitely my biggest flaw, and it frustrates me beyond belief... it's a trait from my father that I'd rather not have. Almost every night I will tell myself to be more patient the next day and not let my temper take over, and almost every day I feel like I fail. :( It's probably not as bad as all that but it feels like it. I love your list, it's so beautifully honest. :)

lime said...

wonderful set of observations and so beautifully expressed. ( i think we may be sisters too, btw) ;)

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson