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 was somehow convinced to come up with a massive list of the things I love about myself. When I realized that “hair” only took up one slot, I had to do some soul-searching and it got super awkward. Turns out, I really don’t like talking about myself despite the fact that I’m the coolest person I know. I somehow managed to come up with a list and really recommend you do the same because after the initial discomfort, it makes you feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy.

  1. My super awesome thick hair that everyone thinks is naturally red, but it’s not.
  2. I’m very calm, pretty much all of the time.
  3. I’m super good at giving manicures and pedicures.
  4. In a thrift store full of crap, I can always find the good stuff.
  5. I’m great at making the best of crappy situations without complaining.
  6. Though they won’t admit it when my brother is around, I’m totally my parents’ favorite … and they’re mine. This is a source of pride.
  7. My MacGyver-esque skills in the kitchen.
  8. I love learning how to do everything so I don’t have to be at the mercy of other people.
  9. I’m a pretty good writer.
  10. I’m a great hostess at parties and make really good Rice Krispie treats.
  11. I’m an excellent gift giver and always start my Christmas shopping in September because I’m that excited.
  12. Even though half of my friends are legitimately insane, I’m really good at listening to them and being the rational one.
  13. The fact that even though I’m constantly disappointed by humanity, I still believe people are good deep down.
  14. My freckles are kinda OK.
  15. When I have a little money, I buy or cook my friends a nice meal ’cause I’m generous like that.
  16. I never gloat about my accomplishments or experiences even though I’m pretty proud of myself.
  17. I am really good at finding vessels for cheese.
  18. The fact that I haven’t spent more than $20 on an item of clothing in the past year, but I still look awesome on those rare occasions that I have to leave the house.
  19. I tip really well.
  20. I’ve successfully managed to never have a “real” job, if “real” means wearing a pantsuit to work.
  21. I’m one of the funniest people I know.
  22. I don’t give a crap about looking silly around “the cool kids” in life.
  23. When I get depressed, I know that a trip to Goodwill(s) does the trick.
  24. Even though I missed grammar from moving around, I am a master at it now.
  25. My cat Weetzie Bat is cute 100 percent of the time. I know I didn’t make her, but I assume she learned that from watching me.
  26. I enjoy my neurotic perfectionism, even though it slows me down.
  27. I am great at talking to homeless people and strangers … or responding to them at least?
  28. I’m a super hard worker, even when I’m volunteering.
  29. I’m shameless … and all it took was 22 years of mild humiliation.
  30. I still believe my dreams will come true.

OK, now you go!