Can you name 10 things you like about yourself?

Life’s most challenging moments aren’t always the big, life-changing ones. Often, they’re the little, annoying moments that can chip away at you.

And sometimes, that means your self-confidence takes a hit. Things like work, school, parenthood and just dealing with everyday minutia can shake up anyone’s confidence, and it’s easy to forget about one very important thing: self-love.

Which is why, when I saw several of my favorite bloggers joining in on a blog link-up about self-love, I knew I had to jump in. Balancing school and home life has been a challenge lately, so a reminder of what I love about myself is just what I needed. You too? Join me in coming up with at least ten things you like about yourself.


Here are my top ten favorite things about myself:

I have a good sense for what’s fair and just. It’s one of a Libra’s best traits. Maybe I should’ve been a lawyer?

I embrace my weirdness. I’ve learned that everything that makes you different, quirky or unusual is awesome and should be celebrated accordingly.

I’m a good girlfriend. I’m thoughtful, caring & loving… and he knows it. (And I know he knows it because he tells me.)

I take care of my body. I exercise. I stay hydrated. I eat well (for the most part). I don’t make excuses when I fall behind on upkeep.

I have excellent taste. In clothes, decor, food, music, books, blogs and people. It’s not everyone’s taste, but it’s mine and I love it.

I’m a talented writer. No point in feigning modesty. I’m good at writing because I come back to it every single day, and I aim for perfection every time.

I strive for the future. With every decision I make, I think about what it will mean for the long-term. I’m making important life and career choices that will hopefully result in nothing but positive things.

I live in the moment. While I’m always striving for the future, I also know how to forget about the things I’m stressing over and appreciate what I have here and now. It’s a good skill to hone.

I’m not afraid to take risks. If moving across the country to go to school for journalism isn’t a risk, I don’t know what is.

I’ve come a long way with being confident. And I’m gaining more confidence in myself every day.


Ah, that feels good. Now it’s your turnβ€”what do you like about yourself?

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  1. just makes you feel awesome right?

    Love this! And you are a fantastic writer πŸ™‚

  2. Those are great qualities to have and love in oneself πŸ™‚ I think it’s important to remember at least one thing you love about yourself and cut ourselves some slack. I’m my harshest critic so I try to lighten up on myself. Take care Cassie! -Iva

  3. You are a fantastic writer! I hope we get to meet in person one day.

  4. Loved this! Self-love is definitely something that we forget the importance of sometimes. I agree with you, you’re an awesome writer!!

  5. I love this so much! It’s important not only to love yourself but to explicitly tell people that you’re amazing. I think we can gain so much (positive!) power from owning and projecting our good qualities to the world. I’m just finishing writing my post now – it’s such a wonderful idea for a link-up! What I like best about it is that everyone’s are so different. There’s obviously overlap, but it shows that you can have an endlessly variable mixture of qualities and still be a fantastic person.

    • Cassie Paton says:

      I know, I love reading everyone’s very different lists, too. It’s wonderful to see everyone embrace their good qualities. They should be celebrated more often.

  6. What a great list! I’ve seen that link-up, and want yo participate, but it’s slow going. We are so trained to be modest, and my sense of humour is pretty self-deprecating, so it’s a work in process.
    You are definitely a wonderful writer! I love coming to your blog, it’s unique and not mainstream, and I love to see what you have to say. It’s always interesting and thought provoking!

  7. i love this list of yours! πŸ™‚ my friend was telling me about this documentary miss representation and how there are always certain expectations about women. same thing from lean in. πŸ™‚ oddly it’s more acceptable for guys to toot their own horn. but i think it’s good to know your strengths and your weaknesses.. i feel like we’re always focusing so much on our weaknesses, it’s good to talk about strengths. i agree. you’re a fantastic writer and i love your sense of adventure. πŸ™‚

  8. What a great idea!! I love your attitude. πŸ™‚

  9. Nice list! And very respectable qualities. πŸ˜€ Sometimes I tend to forget my positive qualities when I focus on the one thing that needs to get done, and I get overwhelmed as a result. That’s when it’s important for me to take a step back, breathe, and remember the big picture.

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