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.
- Truthiness: Our Lady of Perpetual Boredom (ewokmama.com)