I Must Confess…I am Awesome

Hey there, welcome to another week of oversharing care of I Must Confess.

First off, I’d like to note this is post number 200 for me – yay for blogging! And yay for me sticking this blogging caper out for so long…

Second, I’d also like to admit that this post is also part of Kate’s Thankful Thursday linkup. Yes, I know it’s late and it is definitely no longer Thursday, but her idea this week was so good I had to take part.

You see, Kate has challenged us to share 3 ways in which we are awesome (not easy) and then tag three other bloggers who we think are awesome thus paying our awesomeness forward.

This rather awesome idea comes at an ideal time for me. I’m struggling a bit coping with the demands of work and home, plus vainly trying to sort out my son’s future funding at school, so I’m feeling a little flat and tired and inadequate at the moment.

I needed an excuse to look at myself, to really look at my true self, and recognise those qualities that are to be proud of. Rather than focusing (as usual) on those areas I think I’m falling down in.

So I must confess this week to being awesome in the following ways:

I am an eternal optimist and never lose hope. Despite all the setbacks and challenges in my life I’m always looking ahead and always trusting that things will get better. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t, but I’m proud of my ability to keep on going, always seeking out the good amidst the bad.

I am a natural organiser. Somehow, I always manage to get myself and the 3 kids off every morning without too many hitches. I always pay our bills on time. I always manage to squeeze in appointments into my schedule. I often think I’m failing in time management but, to be honest, I’m keeping up with it all and I’m keeping the family ticking away – what more can I ask for?

I have a great memory. I can remember lots of things, often without the help of a calendar or diary. I am able to recall obscure information at work and easily remember names and other details. This skill has been really handy at home too.  Gilbert has a phenomenal memory (he remembers things from when he was a baby, remembers every meal we had for the last 5 christmases and remembers every half-hearted yet not followed through promise we have EVER made!) and there have been many occasions when I’ve been able to recall the context of a long-forgotten conversation in order to keep him calm.

So now I’ve got through the awkward bit of admitting that I am indeed awesome, I now get to tag some other truly awesome people…

Marita from Stuff with Thing is awesome for sharing her life with her gorgeous girls who also happen to be on the autism spectrum. Her honesty in sharing their struggles is an inspiration to me and has helped me come to terms with my own daughter’s Aspergers diagnosis. Marita is truly awesome.

Carly from My Life in Colour is another awesome blogger and photographer caring for kids on the spectrum. Her photography is lovely, particularly the newborn shoots (they are so cute!) and her writing goes straight to the heart. Carly is truly awesome.

Bronwyn from A Life Less Typical is awesome for being such a strong advocate and information resource for those on the autism spectrum. Her detailed posts on navigating the funding maze clearly illustrate her strengths in research and writing and I was so glad I got to meet her in person at DPCON12 earlier this year. Bronwyn is truly awesome.

Do you care to confess your awesomeness? Or do you feel the need to get something else off your chest?

You know what to do, link up your own I Must Confess post and feel the load literally lift off your shoulders!

The Rules…

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!

– The link will be live from 10pm Saturday night for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!



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15 Responses

  1. Awww Kirsty, I dont know what to say, that was so very sweet of you. I don’t feel very awesome of late, the blog is a little deserted as I try and get some order and direction back into my life, but thank you, I FEEL awesome knowing you are thinking of me! xx
    Optimism, organisation and a great memory and three pretty awesome things to have and be. You rock Kirsty!

    • Kirsty says:

      God love you! I figured you’ve been busy lately but I’m hoping your new direction with Bear is going well. I forgot to mention I love your courage in questioning his setting and making the decision to follow your heart and try something else – not many people would have had the guts to do that. I really hope things are getting better for you and that you reclaim your awesomeness soon!

  2. Hooray! I am SO glad you joined in and you are indeed very awesome! xox
    katesaysstuff recently posted..I am.

    • Kirsty says:

      I could not resist – what a lovely and positive idea Kate! I hope people keep paying it forward and concentrate a little more on the good rather than the bad. That is truly something to be thankful for!

  3. Jess says:

    So awesome that you can see your awesomeness! I loved Kate’s idea. Its good to focus on our positive aspects.
    Jess recently posted..Parenting Fail

    • Kirsty says:

      I think it was an inspired idea from Kate – it certainly made me stop and look at my good qualities, something that I normally struggle to do!

  4. TrISh says:

    You are awesome . I am me and I make promises without an expiry date…
    TrISh recently posted..Kindness

    • Kirsty says:

      Trish, I am so awesome that I’m going to be around for a while yet, so don’t worry about expiry dates!!!

      You are awesome for sharing my posts and taking the time to comment – that is more than enough for me!

  5. I really wish I had a great memory!!! And glad to see you are still an optimist who never loses hope. Em x
    Emily @ Have a laugh on me recently posted..My daughter’s party from A to Z and why I’m totally awesome!

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s a pity my memory is slowly diminishing with time but I can still hold my own in most situations. But I wish I had my son’s recall, gosh he’s a machine, he literally never, ever forgets anything – which is a blessing and a curse in equal measure… 🙂

  6. Rhianna says:

    No doubt about Kirsty, you most certainly are awesome and the more I read of you the more I feel it. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses awesome lady
    Rhianna recently posted..I must confess I am awesome, or not.

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