Friday, August 31, 2012
What I Love About Me ~ Marisa of Shades of Monet
this summer, i am hosting a new weekly series called the what i love about me series. my vision is to get a variety of women talking about their favorite part of themselves. It could be a physical quality, an awesome ability, personality trait, etc. :)
i hope to help reverse negative conditioning from society, and promote women realizing and celebrating the positive aspects of themselves.
read on about this week's amazing woman, marisa of shades of monet.
What I like about me? That is the question. When Chantilly first asked me to join in on this series, I was honored but also a bit baffled. Not that I don't like anything about myself, but I guess I just didn't figure that it would be so difficult to talk about it in a post without feeling like I was completely vain or something. Why is that? I do believe it is because sometimes we just don't give ourselves enough credit.
I am a musician. I pretty much so have been for most of my life when I began playing the piano at the ripe old age of 5. The music thing just kind of stuck and became a safe haven for me during the ups and downs and twists and turns in this game of life. When you look at my life, I am a wife, a mother, perhaps just an ordinary but quite content gal who writes music for fun and adores vintage pianos, learning new instruments, coming up with quirky little arrangements of my favorite songs, and totally thinks sitting down and playing Beethoven is the best thing ever. I love this about myself, but I will admit that it has always been a bit hard to claim because I'm not a pro, I don't play in a formal band, and I really have never recorded any of my music. But nonetheless, it still doesn't change my love for playing music and my knack for it. It makes me a happy girl and fulfills a pretty big part of me. So that is what I love about myself. Whatever you are awesome at whether it be art, music, design, writing, etc, etc, etc always give yourself the credit you deserve. We each have unique gifts and talents, and that's what makes us pretty darn cool if you ask me.
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