30 Things I Love About Myself

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself—and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments!

Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I’ve taken on the challenge of coming up with an extensive list of things I love about myself. This was way more uncomfortable and way harder than I thought it would be for a narcissist like me, but here’s what I came up with, after the jump.30 Things I LOVE About Myself:

  1. My redonkulous sense of humor. I laugh at my own jokes. Sometimes all day long. And sometimes I laugh so hard that I snort. Sorry to my co-workers who sit near me.
  2. My passionate commitment to whatever I’m doing in the moment — writing, eating guacamole, running, hating cats.
  3. I’m so dramatic. You should see my bad adolescent poetry. I was such a goth!
  4. Every now and then I am totally psychic.
  5. I’m a good judge of character. I can smell BS a mile away.
  6. I always bring a card for birthdays and write something heartwarming inside.
  7. I’m never afraid to say exactly what I’m thinking or feeling … even if it will be controversial or unwelcome.
  8. My silly dance moves. A friend told me that my “wide stance on the dance floor is very feminist.” I don’t know what that means exactly, but I took it as a compliment.
  9. I tell amazing stories.
  10. My bookshelf is glorious and I’ve read 98 percent of the books sitting on it. They are not just for show.
  11. My curly hair, super long eyelashes, and piano hands.
  12. I’m very in tune with my creativity.
  13. I’m an adventurous eater. Salt and pepper ice cream, anyone?
  14. I never turn down a dare. Never.
  15. I’ve never lost my keys or my wallet or really anything for that matter.
  16. I can sing well! And I constantly sing to myself all day and all night. Yeah, like I wake up in the middle of the night singing. I have an uncanny ability to remember song lyrics.
  17. I have no issue with acting like a fool in public. Especially if it will make someone laugh.
  18. Intuition rules my life. I always follow it. I know what is right for me right away whether it be a person, a job, or what to order for dinner.
  19. I’m constantly pushing myself to be better at everything I do.
  20. I’m a regular exerciser. Always have been, always will be.
  21. I’m a survivor. There’s nothing that I can imagine happening to me that I wouldn’t be able to get through.
  22. I’m open-minded, unconventional, maybe even a little bit eccentric.
  23. I’ve never paid a bill late or overdrawn my bank account even when I’ve been super poor.
  24. I’m a good listener and I’m good at empathizing without making something about me.
  25. Babies love me.
  26. I’m a fun companion to take places, like to the beach or to a party or to a foreign country. I’ll complain minimally. If there’s food or wine and a toilet somewhere, I’m good to go for hours.
  27. I’m a great speller.
  28. I like to help other people succeed with their goals.
  29. I read Rainer Maria Rilke poems before bed, just after I’ve watched some super trashy reality TV show. So I’m essentially high brow and low brow at the same time.
  30. I still think my lotus flower tattoo that I got when I was 19 is cool.