500th post and 50 things about me

I’m celebrating my one year of blogging AND my 500th blog post at the same time. When this hit me, that these two are going to be around the same time, I wanted to do something big, but no, something moderate, do a giveaway.. no, just a re-cap of the whole year… And suddenly I felt pressured and I totally blocked – what am I going to write for this blog post or ever for that matter. 500 blog posts in a year, damn I’m chatty, aren’t you tired of reading already?? I hear someone saying from the backrow that you missed me and were wondering where I was, and you want to keep reading. Well, thanks! Here I am then. Ready to write!

So I though, why not tell a little bit more about me.. I loved reading “50 things I like about Myself” from Steph and Arianne, and thought this would be a great 500th post! Of course it has taken me now five days to think about 50 things I like about myself, but here we go.. 50 Things I like About Myself (in no specific order) 1. I am a Mom 2. of three amazing children I adore. 3. I love being married 4. and I’m crazy about my husband after almost 10 years of marriage. 5. I take risks in life to achieve happiness – like move to the other side of the world. 6. I am not afraid of failure, and think I bumps in the road are a blessing 7. to see the world in new eyes and appreciate small things. 8. I love nature and animals. 9. I am a good listener. 10. I give people a second chance. 11. I don’t categorize people, I treat people the same whoever they are. 12. My friends come in all colors and shapes with totally opposite religious and political views 13. – I’m always interested in hearing everyone’s opinion even if it isn’t the same as mine. 14. I love a good discussion with people who don’t agree with me. 15. I’m not afraid to fight for the causes I believe in 16. even if people around me don’t agree with me. 17. I love food. 18. And I am a good cook. 19. I love that I’m not a size 5 anymore. 20. I am open to new ideas 21. and new adventures 22. and new places 23. and new pets 24. and new job opportunities 25. and new homes 26. and I am not afraid to make changes in my life. I welcome change and new, even if it’s unknown and scary. 27. I much rather have hard times than boring times. 28. I like to dance and I’ve got some moves, and I’m not worried what other people think of them. 29. I’m creative. 30. I always have great ideas. 31. I’m a quick learner and excited to learn new things. 32. I’m a hard worker. 33. I always walk the extra mile even if nobody else appreciates it than me. 34. I do things well or I don’t do them at all. 35. I can sew, knit, crochet and do needlepoint. 36. I can remodel and design houses. 37. I have a crazy sense of humor. 38. And I think my sarcastic humor is brilliant, and it’s not my fault if everyone doesn’t get it. 39. I make plans, also plan B, plan C and plan D 40. and I’m actually an amazingly flexible person for someone who is constantly making plans. 41. I want everyone to be happy. 42. I do things that make me unhappy if I’m able to make someone else happy. 43. I’m not afraid to give more than getting. 44. I make decisions according to what my gut feeling is. 45. I have a great sense of style. 46. I’m honest even when I shouldn’t. 47. I love my children and would do anything for them. 48. I am not embarrassed to do crazy things with my kids. 49. I’m proud that I gave up so many things to be a devoted wife to my husband. 50. I am thankful for everything in my life.
  1. Onnea! 500 on paljon. Me sun tuttavat/ystävät oltais varmasti hetkessä kasattu 500 positiivista asiaa Sinusta, mutta mitkään ei olis olleet niin ihania kuin L:n 51 :) Halauksin Marja & pojat

  2. Congrats on your year of blogging and your 500th post. Fun reading and learning more about you. Thanks for sharing and for helping me out.

  3. I totally love this list, and I love all these things about you. #38 is especially fantastic. :)

  4. A wonderful post and I even learned some new things about you!

    I’m sure your friends, family, and various acquaintances could have come up with a list of 50, or 100 or more in minutes…

    …but of course it the doing it yourself that is important!

  5. Wow – I enjoyed ready this. I think we all should take a moment to find 50 things we love about ourselves. Sometimes we all need a reminder that our image of ourselves is passed on to our children. Thanks for posting this.

  6. I can not wait to meet you in person, because I love all these things about you! And you know what, we do give up a lot to be a wife and Mom, but I wouldn’t trade those things I gave up – it has SO been worth it and I love it. Thanks for the reminder!


  7. 51. You are generous.
    52. You are smart.
    53. You are approachable.
    54. You are humble but in a smart, not annoying way.

  8. What a creative way to celebrate your 500th post.

    We don’t always take inventory of the good stuff, so it’s remarkable to see your list here.

    Great idea worth re-Tweeting!

  9. Hi Katja!
    This is an awesome list and what a great idea. I think everyone should have a list like this to look at when they start to get critical of themselves. You have inspired me to create my own list. After reading yours I am laughing to myself at how alike you and I really are (Finns that we are LOL).

    Thank you for posting. Great job!

  10. What a great list! I love seeing people use their blogs as a positive outlet that can brighten everyone’s day!
    Keep it up :)

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