Wednesday, January 25, 2006

My Favorites List

A Look at Self By: Lisa

My favorite childhood toys were my doll house, my tea set and my art supplies.

My favorite childhood games were Happiness and Monopoly.

The best movie I ever saw as a kid was The Sound of Music.

I don't do it much, but I enjoy going to the movies.

If I could be a little more serious, I'd let myself be a lay leader at my church.

If it weren't too late, I'd be seven again.

My favorite musical instrument is the guitar.

The amount of money I spend on treating myself to entertainment each month is... A very generous amount. In 2005 I went to concerts (U2, Elton John and John Hiatt), eat out, and spend crazy amounts of money on art/craft supplies. My DH gave me tickets to see Bonnie Raitt in March!

If I weren't so stingy with my artist (huh?) ...I'd buy her a cabin in the woods.

Taking time out for myself is one my greatest luxuries thanks to being a stay at home mom of school age children!

I am afraid that if I start dreaming, I'll be asleep.

I secretly enjoy reading... There isn't anything I secretly read. (borrowed from Greenish Lady)

If I had had a perfect childhood, I'd have grown up to be un afraid to be full-of-myself. (Maybe?) - Well, ok - more confident than I was in my teens and twenties, more able to figure out who I was, more willing to try new things. Present in the moment. Grounded. Self-aware. (more or less borrowed from Greenish Lady)

If it didn't sound so crazy, I'd only eat spinach, black licorice, Chicago-style pizza, hot dogs and Fannie Mae Chocolates for the rest of my life.

My parents think artists are cool.

My God thinks artists are communicating Her word visually. Being attuned and called to use my talents is a gift I am required to give to this world. (loosely borrowed from Greenish Lady)

What makes me feel weird about this recovery is the word "recovery". I mean this isn't A.A. or N.A. for crying out loud. Plus I'm not sure I have had enough artist's confidence to lose so... How can I recover something I never had to start with?

Learning to trust myself is something that being in my 40's has allowed me to experience.

My most cheer-me-up music is a LONG list but I'll shorten it to just five... John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls, and Dave Matthews Band.

My favorite way to dress is in jeans, an arty blouse and white socks with blue clogs.


GreenishLady said...

I am honoured you'd be borrowing from(and improving on) my list there. I love all that colour. Very energising. And if I could live on that diet, I think maybe I'd try it too! I'm especially comforted that what I had to say about my God resonated for you. One of the things that holds me back at times is a fear of being seen as pious or holier-than-thou in any way. ... And that word "Recovery" - I'm equating it with "Re(dis)covery" of the younger self... I can live with it and relate to it better that way.

melba said...

I liked reading the answers to your exercises. So many of the questions I drew a blank is like I just blocked out the good with the bad when it comes to my childhood. maybe seeing everyone elses answers will bring something back to me. Thanks for the details.

tess said...

If I weren't so stingy with my artist (huh?)

This made me laugh out loud!

I am cheating on the no-reading diet, so I decided to visit you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of you!

Holly said...

This is a good list and I continue to be amazed at how much we have in common! Except I really, really, really hate spinach.