these are my confessions

How is it already Wednesday? I mean, seriously? I feel like my to-do list grows daily, but the days keep getting shorter and shorter. I find myself wishing time would slow down, even just a little bit, so I can accomplish a little bit more of what I want to do each day. I also wish time would speed up so Ryan can come home. The dilemma, my friends...it's real. 

I found myself sitting in my car the other day thinking of all these random things I've learned about myself in the last 6 months of my husband being gone. Here's the thing...if there is one thing that deployment is good for, it's learning a lot about yourself. Like, a lot. Some of these things are so petty. Some of them are super introspective, and since I love "about me" posts, I'm going to force some of my confessions on you today, as I link up with Jessi's Design for What's Happening Wednesday.


1 // I hate wasted time. When I make an appointment for a scheduled time, I expect the appointment to be at that time. I find myself getting more and more angry and rageful the longer I wait for something...like a doctor's appointment? Keep me waiting 30-40 minutes, and I'll be a hot mess by the time the doctor comes in. Yes, I realize that emergencies take precedence, but oh. my. gosh. HURRY UP.

2 // I love fall and all things fall...but I hate Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Does that mean I'm not basic?

3 // I've discovered I really don't like LuLaRoe. Now, there's a caveat to that. I love their black leggings. They're like butter. However, I searched and searched for a single pair of black leggings, and they arrived with a hole in them. Needless to say, I was unimpressed. I've got a bunch of LLR gifts in my closet, but 99% of them are just not me. I'm not a fan of patterns and 99% of my wardrobe is black, gray, or white.

4 // The less sleep I get, the better my selfies are. This is the truth.

5 // I am physically incapable of going to Target without spending money. I can go for toilet paper and leave with 14 items for my children. Does that mean I am basic?

6 // The only good part about having the bed to myself during this deployment is that when my side of the bed gets too warm, I can roll over to Ryan's side and enjoy a cooler spot for a few hours. (Sorry, honey! This bed is all mine.)

7 // I don't like gangster rap. Again, there's a caveat to that. I don't love gangster rap unless I'm running...then, bring on allllll the gangster rap. I think it's an anger thing that fuels me?

8 // Before I had children, one of my favorite shows on TV was Law & Order SVU. Having two little boys now though, I find it really difficult to watch. I can't see shows where children are injured or killed. It, quite literally, elicits a very visceral response, and I just can't do it. I mean, can you imagine anything ever happening to a face like this? Nope.


9 // This is awful, but most of the time, my first reaction to one of my children falling is just laughter. Of course, there's a big difference between an actual fall and a little tumble, and I swear I have an appropriate response to both, but yeah. So, there's that.

10 // I have unpopular political views, and I've discovered I'm actually pretty passionate about politics this past year. It's been a struggle to deal with a lot of family and coworkers when half of what they say is so clearly just preached ad nauseum. I've learned that it's important to have our own personal convictions - whether popular or not - and while I don't preach them to anyone, it's important to me to stand fast to them.

5 comments

  1. So not only is this my favorite post I've read today but I've also now discovered that we are basically the same person! I'm with you completely on #1, #2, #3, #5, #8, #10..ok like everything! Happy Wednesday friend and I hope you have a great rest of the week! xo

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  2. 1. It seems from FB that you and I share similar political views, so I definitely feel your pain and frustration there. 2. Me and a coworker from my old job sat around one day watching videos of people falling and wiping out for literally 3 hours straight. We were crying from laughing and everyone who encountered us that day thought we were insane ... so don't feel bad lol

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  3. lol I can totally relate to #7!! What is it about rap that just gets ya running?!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  4. AMEN to the political views. You have to do what you have the conviction to vote for/support, and if other people don't like it then that's fine! Obviously my husband hasn't been gone for six months, but he does travel often and I feel you on the cooler side of the bed thing; so much yes! And yep, just went into Target today for oatmeal and came out with an outfit for Walker, a new body pillow...and the oatmeal. Whoops!

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  5. There are few things that make me more rage-y than waiting for ages at the pediatrician with my kids for a scheduled annual checkup, especially when they would charge me $25 for being 15 minutes late!!!
    The same thing happened to me after I had kids as #8, I canNOT handle books/movies/TV shows in which anything bad happens to children.

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