Lately, I’ve had a little bit of writer’s block. It seems that my brain has been moving a little slower. I’ve been easily distracted and have had a hard time focusing. They say when you’re pregnant, you develop “mom brain”. That the forgetfulness, distracted-ness, and tiredness is just another thing to expect when you’re expecting. What is not mentioned is how “mom brain” doesn’t really go away when the pregnancy ends. In fact, I’m no scientist, but I feel like it got even worse. That was after one baby. Add in a second? Total mush.
So what does all this have to do with the 3 personality traits I’m proud of? Well, due to my case of postpartum “mom brain” (extra mushy) and current writer’s block, I decided to look up potential blog post topics. Thanks Pinterest! This is where it lead me. There were plenty of ideas, like favorite vacation spots or favorite outfits. Neither of those, however, fit me very well. My idea of a vacation is a trip to the grocery store by myself. Exotic, I know. My favorite outfit? Leggings and a baggy T-shirt: very comfy, not very glamorous. So I thought briefly about my top 3 personality traits and decided that was the way to go!
I’m a glass half-full kind of person. Heck, I’m happy that the glass has any liquid in it at all! While I’ll admit that I may not be super cheery and positive 100% of the time, the majority of the time, I do try to see the brighter side of things. I love spending my time looking up motivational quotes and following people on Instagram that push people to be their best selves. When I surround myself with positive and uplifting things, it’s hard to not be positive and uplifting, too. While I may seem unrealistic or naive at times, I still stand behind the power of a smile and believing that good things will happen.
While I feel this may have been a personality trait that thrived a little more before having children (and that “mom brain”), I still try to get crafty and imaginative every now and then. Again, thanks Pinterest! I thrive on being creative. It’s my sanity-saver. Whether it be crocheting, bible journaling, crafting, or writing, it’s like a little getaway for me. It’s also fun connecting with other creative people and finding a community that inspires and imagines. I’ve heard some people say how they could never crochet or write or do crafty things, so this is a trait that I also count as a blessing. I truly believe all my creativeness comes from God. My particular creativeness is a way He’s made me unique.
I am from the generation of millennials. This, by general judgement, means unambitious or slackers. I, however, am one of the people who are an exception to that judgement. I was raised to be hard-working and helpful. To put in the time and dedication, even when I didn’t always want to. It’s proved to be a trait that has brought upon great successes in my 24 years of life. It’s a trait that means I don’t settle, but instead keep moving forward until I get what I want in life. This doesn’t mean I’m always motivated or that I never fail. Quite the opposite. I do care, though, about getting things done and how well the work is done. I figure, if I’m putting forth the effort at all, I should be putting forth my best effort and doing things the way they’re supposed to be done.
Well, there you have it. Short and sweet, my top 3 favorite personality traits. I think they’re my top 3 because they balance each other out. You can’t always have one without the other. They tie together and create a powerhouse of traits that in-turn create drive, determination, and a happy life. I’d love to know: What are your top 3 personality traits that you’re proud of?