What a Character!

NaBloPoMo_November_small

 blogher.com

 

 

 

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

Judy Garland

On this quest to write a daily blog for this month they have suggested prompts.  Today’s  prompt is “Who is your favourite character of all time?”

I chose Me!  I am quite the character and do believe that my closest friends will agree.  I could choose one of many Disney Princesses or a wonderfully accomplished woman of the past or present but I choose me.

my bitstrips app pic from Facebook
my bitstrips app pic from Facebook

I chose myself because it has taken sixty-two years attending the School of Hard Knocks to really know who I am and feel good about me.  I have in no way received my full degree yet from said school and don’t expect to until I graduate to heaven.  I have many more classes I want to take.  I don’t always feel that I turned in the best assignments and do not pass all the tests the first time around.  But Life allows me to take them over and over until I get them right.  I’m good with that.  I’ve skipped many classes and field trips but no worries, they come around again.

So why Me?  I’ll tell you.

I am a Princess – I may wear sneakers and wellies and jeans most of the time but I clean up pretty well.  I can feel the tiniest pea under seven or more mattresses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_and_the_Pea

The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea

I believe all women are Princesses and all men Princes.

I’m fun and enjoy fun.  I love silly things and can giggle easily.  I’m smart and I do believe I am important.  I am kind and loving yet firm and confident.  I can dance like the most graceful dancer (in my head) and i can run like the fastest runner (in my head).  I can swim like a Mermaid (again, in my head).

I have raised four children and loved every minute.  I buried one way too early but I go on.  I have five wonderfully extraordinary grand children and look forward to more.  I attended a Police Academy for ten days dressed in men’s clothes when I was fifty-one years old (future blog) and that was one of the hardest things I’ve done on purpose – but it built character in me, taught me things I could never have learned if I didn’t try.

Dear reader, know that I do not always feel the way I wrote above about myself.  But I do believe it is true.  I fail daily but I do believe that I can try over and over and over again to be Me.  And that is what I consider success.  One of my strongest passions in life is to see potential in others and cheer them on to get there.  Because you CAN do it.  You can achieve the desires in your heart, those things you keep down deep and are afraid to bring to the surface.  And more importantly you can be Kind, Smart, Important and Beautiful.  With those things engraved into your heart you can accomplish anything!

Enjoy!  Love  your life!

cate b

Advertisements

15 Replies to “What a Character!”

  1. I love the title and how it leads into your “unorthodox” choice, but a great choice it is! Great post, too. As an aside, if it ever turns out that you visit Taiwan, you’re welcome to stay with us, but no complaining about the peas under the mattress. 😉

    1. hahaha – Thank you Deborah for the invite! You never know if we’ll end up there – we love to travel – the very least we will meet for FOOD!

      1. OK, if we must! haha An adventure or two, as well. There are always things to do in a place that you tend to ignore without a visitor or two to remind you to do them. 🙂

  2. hey Cate! another “well done” blog of yours i’m enjoying! and i must say, i agree with you…you ARE fun, happy, full of life, smart etc…the list goes on… 🙂
    keep moving ahead and be proud of who you are…you’re unique, to say the least, but they’re the best kind of people! i’m glad we’re friends, i get to nibble on your
    quirkiness and enjoy whatever scraps fall under the table! wtg!

  3. Your all that Cate Bryson! I’m so blessed to have you as a friend. This blog is one of my favorites of all time! Love, love, love!

Comments are closed.