Wednesday, February 27, 2008

things you are proud of

1. my credit score
2. fritter has the softest fur coat of any cat ever, just like a rabbit
3. learning lessons
4. becoming vegetarian and not looking back
5. being a good mom
6. marrying mike
7. growing up into a better, more fun person
8. my kids’ creativity
9. anyone who can knit more than a scarf
10. when my high school vice principal-mr. z sent me a letter my freshman year of college saying how proud he was of me…(we spent a lot of time together)
11. my assertiveness
12. my mom got her master’s degree at 56!
13. my three and a half friends
14. learning to love beans
15. i won the school spelling bee in 5th grade, over all the 6th graders
16. keeping in touch
17. jumping off a chairlift at sugarloaf
18. learning to let go
19. my family
20. all of my disgustingly talented friends
21. my neat handwriting
22. the seagull imitation i do at summer barbecues
23. my family’s commitment to making the world a better place
24. surviving love
25. my vegan chocolate cupcakes are internationally famous
26. being a mom
27. my creativity
28. my husband overcoming paralysis
29. graduating from uconn
30. i can make something delicious out of near-empty refrigerators and pantries
31. making a living as non-wedding photographer
32. surfing in maui
33. being proactive and having it pay off
34. remembering my twin brothers birthday :)
35. being an avid cook
36. i have moments of great patience
37. my book collection
38. those few things i do well
39. almost every one of my above-the-fold cover publications
40. never asking my parents for money after college (not that they would’ve given it to me anyway)
41. my ability to connect with people
42. i’m a damn good editor
43. my husband
44. the day i quit my job at northeast test consultants (crooks) without a new one, poverty!
45. my photography learning trajectory
46. second chances
47. my kids’ ability to connect with people
48. the cappuccino foam i so masterfully craft for unappreciative customers
49. being alive
50. learning to be myself and comfortable in my own skin
51. my sisters, brother and father
52. chasing down thieves in a car while riding my bike and then lecturing them
53. helping friends and strangers – poor, sick, cranky, etc
54. the day (two weeks before i quit ntc) when i told my boss i wouldn’t falsify a client’s report (crooks and liars)
55. following through on resolutions
56. my sister, all the time, even when she fails
57. having quit my corporate job
58. how amazingly far parker has come in a short 7 months
59. being a pisces
60. my family, for being so talented and caring, even if they are all nuts
61. an a+ on my 6th grade science project on anorexia & bulimia
62. my studio
63. that i can tap my head and rub my belly simultaneously
64. catching the first striped bass of the year, out of all my friends-nantucket, summer 1996
65. the length of time i can stand on one foot
66. the day i reported a sick, perverted man of sexual harassment
67. my new york times publications

list by: ben, becky, hanna, jennie, karrie, maggie, marcia, megan and mom
photo by jennie

1 comment:

cranky librarian said...

Yay for mom and her Master's at 56. That rocks!!!