What a Character!






“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

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