Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I used to be embarrassed...

I was born with a hyper-sensitivity to what other people think of me. Sometimes it is a blessing, most the time it is a curse. However, I feel that I have made STRIDES of improvement in this area lately as I grow into my adulthood. I'd like to share with you a few things that I used to be embarrassed about, and how I feel about them now.

I used to be embarrassed that my mom delivers the mail. Now, I like it because I know she is a hard working, dedicated employee.

I used to be embarrassed that I have 2 webbed toes. Now, I show them off because they make me unique.

I used to be embarrassed that I did not have a wardrobe full of Abercrombie & Fitch clothes. Now, I have no desire to wear clothes that expensive.

I used to be embarrassed that I am from the Mid-West. Now, I LOVE it and am extremely proud of it.

I feel that my embarrassments have matured, and so have I. For instance:

I am embarrassed that my dogs sneak into the neighbor's pool. However, it is something that we are working on, so I can get over it.

I am embarrassed that my dogs poop in the neighbor's yard. However, it is something that we are working on, so I can get over it.

I am embarrassed that I have "love handles". However, starving sucks. I try to work out frequently and it is still a goal of mine to have a "nice" stomach.

I am embarrassed that my now fiance broke up with me a couple years ago. However, it made him realize that (DUH) I am the one for him, and now our relationship is amazing!

I am embarrassed that we live with my parents. However, someday I know I will miss being able to see them everyday.

I am embarrassed that our engagement will end up being 2 years and 2 months long! However, we are working hard for our wedding and nothing is being handed to us. I think we will be stronger and happier because of that.

Anyone brave enough to tell me what you are embarrassed about? ;)


  1. Back in 2008-2009, I was embarrassed of my job. I worked doing technical support for Apple iPhones and computers. I have two bachelor degrees and was working a job that only needed a high school diploma.

  2. Oooh that's a classic/good one. My first job after I got my degree was UNPAID! I avoided telling people that at all costs... Thanks for the comment!

  3. I'm embarrassed because I can't do math. Even really simple math. Like, single digit addition and I sometimes have to rely on my 11 yr old kid to help me out. Wow, that was so uncomfortable for me to admit. But I'm glad I did. =)

  4. WHAT A GOOD POST! really got me thinking. now i'm gonna make my own "embarrassed" list. and i think your mom being a mail-woman is AWESOME!!!

  5. Elizabeth- it feels kinda good, right!? Thanks for sharing!!

    Sugarmouse- THANKS! She is a kick-ass mail woman :)

  6. I LOVE that you did this! We all have things like this, and they really end up defining us, I love it.

  7. Great topic! I get embarrassed because my hands sweat - It's a circulation thing. It's tough to admit the embarrassing aspects but they help make us who we are. :)

  8. Ingriffiths- that reminds me of another one. When I exercise, my face gets red. Like, it-looks-like-im-suffocating-to-death red. People are always worried about me after I go running...