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09:01 am: 30 Days of Truth: Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
For my last day of truth (from now on it's LIES, all LIES), I'm not going to participate.

First of all, I find the method - a letter to yourself - schmaltzy and artificial.*
Second, I hate the EVERYTHING requirement. It's stupid and impossible.
Third, I'm hugely uncomfortable with anything that feels like bragging. Yuk.

Ages ago, I wrote one thing I love about myself, which should be enough, dammit. I don't think any other post in this series has made me as uncomfortable as that one.

I like myself fine, mostly. Despite the squirms, I love myself too. Enumerating the specifics is more than I can endure.

* * * * *

It's been an interesting journey, these 30-days-over-6-months (click on the "truth" tag if y'wanna go back and read 'em). It kept me blogging a few times when I was too busy to think about what to write. It got me thinking about some stuff that's hard to think about. I think it was worth the effort.

I'd love to see some of you do the same thing. I'd be fascinated to read it.


* That said, I do like the meme that's a letter to yourself when you were 18. That one's interesting. Me-at-18 feels like a completely different person from me-at-48. I suspect most people feel that way.

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From:krisdance
Date:July 8th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
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When I was writing essays for my applications to grad schools, I had so much fun writing the parts on my opinions on certain social topics. When I had to write about myself, not only was it painful, I would put it off and drag it out and it almost never got done!
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From:katehaney
Date:July 9th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)

I'm with you 100%

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Not too surprising, I guess. [g]
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 8th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I agree with you. 100%. As I usually do.
When you started posting on this topic, I printed out the list. Couldn't comply. Thought: you're a good person, always have been, always will be.

Love,

Highly Predjudiced
YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:July 9th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)

aw shucks!

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Thanks Mum. :)
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