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Four things about me…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 13

  1. I am most proud of being on my own and supporting myself since I was 17.  It hasn’t always been easy and I am not too proud to say there was a time I asked for help but other than that one time I have taken care of myself for 51 years.peace-of-mind-349815_640
  2. I am embarrassed to admit how often my health keeps me from getting out and about. 
  3. My super-power might be…I don’t think I have a super-power.
  4. I really wish I could be more outgoing and friendly.  As an introvert, I tend to keep to myself and may seem aloof.


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25 thoughts on “Four things about me…

  1. Patricia, I’ve been out on my own, so-to-speak since 17, too. DH and I got married the summer between my junior-senior year of high school. This wasn’t uncommon for girls to do in rural West Virginia. We took a strong commitment in our relationship with the attitude divorce is not an option. Lucky for us, God matched us well together and the tough times we had were really not so bad. I think it helped that I was so laid back and easy going. I’d like to say DH is the same, but he wasn’t and still isn’t, but he’s improving with time. We bring the best of each other out and we’ve actually rubbed off on each other. That’s good in a lot of ways. Although, I don’t consider myself an introvert, there are times I feel that way; especially after long periods of time of staying away from others. It takes me a bit to get out of those funks to want to be in public again. I think I just find it too cozy to have to mingle with anyone. Everyone struggles with some form of health problem that keeps us down and I’m no exception. I have issues that really get in the way sometimes. It was nice to read your responses to these fill-ins. You’ll find mine, here, if you haven’t read them already.

    1. I wonder if girls today have the commitment to marry young and stay married. I think the message they hear is not the same as you heard. I am fine with being an introvert but it seems others sometimes have a problem with it. Health
      challenges are a part of life. For the most I accept and adapt as needed but there are days I tire of it. Thankfully, I am pretty resilient and don’t stay in a funk for long.

  2. Little did we know some of the things we know today, Also, some things in life were and are not within our control. The fact that you have taken care of yourself for 51 years is very commendable.

  3. This could have been written by many of us who wear our scars proudly, or hide them from unsympathetic eyes; who persevere in spite of what is thrown in out paths. We overcome and the success is sweet. Hang in there with the health issues. (I too have a problem that keeps me from enjoying some activities.) You could write a whole article about any of the four points. Keep up your writing. I don’t always respond, though I often read your posts.

    1. To persevere seems the only reasonable option to me. To give up would be a waste of hard fought victories. Though, I do admit there have been times I have wanted to just quit trying. Health challenges are a part of life another battle to fight. It can be tiring and discouraging but keeping on step by step is worth doing…life is good if we don’t weaken. Thanks for reading and responding when you can.

  4. Taking care of and supporting yourself is definitely something to be proud of! It is not easy and it shows that you have a strong survivor spirit. I agree about health issues, they have changed my life in so many ways that I am still coming to terms with. Little things can make such a difference in what we do/don’t do. I don’t have any super-powers either. I suspect most of us are just happy to have regular powers enough to get us through each day. 😉 I am like you on #4, I am socially awkward and people rarely see the real me. I am more real here in the blog world than in person. I think I am friendly, and I’m pretty sure you are too, folks just tend to misread people who are quieter in public.

    1. The health thing can be a drag! But life goes on and it so much better when we have a good attitude and recognize blessings as they appear. Some days are more challenging for sure but they will make us stronger if we don’t give up. More outgoing people may get noticed but it’s the quiet ones who rule.😼

  5. Congratulate yourself and accept whatever you are born with. May you live lovingly proud for more than 51!

  6. I am also and introvert, in addition to being incredibly shy. It is sometimes uncomfortable being around other folks and especially if there are a lot of them. Forget it if I’m expected to speak in front of them or even where they can hear me. I’d rather be invisible and left to do whatever I need to do, without anybody watching me or expecting a public performance.

    I think that it is great that you have been able to take care of yourself all of these years. There’s no shame in needing help and asking for it. Sometimes by not asking for help when we need it, we are robbing others of a chance to be blessed as well.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. It is true to give is a blessing as much as the gift is. I was very shy as a child and young woman but with age came some confidence so being out and about is a bit easier and not so uncomfortable.

      1. I am glad that you have developed more confidence as you have aged. I wish that confidence with age would happen for me, but I’ll be 51 this week and I’m still as shy as ever. In some situation, even more shy and introverted than ever. Have a blessed day. 🙂

    1. This is a secret that shouldn’t be kept. Not that we need to shout from the roof tops but there is no shame in health challenges. I have learned this over the past 45 years or so that I have been dealing with this issue.

  7. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am an introvert too, nothing wrong with that 🙂 I am impressed that you have supported yourself for so long and started so young- that is a super power as far as I am concerned. I am sorry you have health problems.

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