Truthiness Day 2: Heels Digging In

Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.

I love how stubborn I am.

One time my step-dad tried to make me eat some food that I didn’t want to eat.  I said I’d rather sit there and stare at it all day instead of eat it.  I sat there until it was dark outside, never touching the food, until it was dumped.  My step-dad was a piece of crap and I won that battle.

My stubbornness has served me well.  I resisted peer pressure when offered various amounts of drugs in high school.  It’s gotten me through a pitocin-induced labor without pain meds.  Despite the insane number of issues I had breastfeeding, I succeeded for over two years in nursing Jack because I stubbornly refused to quit.  I’ve resisted many of the unhealthy patterns that have plagued my family and made changes in my life rather than accepting the crap I was taught.

Sure, sometimes my stubbornness seems to lead me astray.  I stayed in a doomed marriage for over 9 years because of my refusal to give up.  With that said, I got Jack out of it and I learned a lot about myself in the process.  I am where I am today because I am stubborn and because no matter how many times something gets in my way, I will persist.

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