12.10.2008

I'm Not That Girl

I'm not "that girl" who always wears the perfect, expensively tailored, matching outfit.

I am "that girl" who loves a comfy pair of jeans.

I'm not "that girl" who loves to go shoe shopping.

I am "that girl" who loves flip flops.

I'm not "that girl" who spends lots of money on her hair, nails, and makeup.

I am "that girl" who clips coupons and loves a good bargain.

I'm not "that girl" who carries designer purses.

I am "that girl" who buys bags from thrift and consignment shops...and all sorts of other things, too.

I'm not "that girl" who takes things for granted.

I am "that girl" who appreciates what she has.

I'm not "that girl" who always wants more than what she has.

I am "that girl" who is very content with her life.

I'm not "that girl" who has to keep up with the neighbors.

I am "that girl" who will help out a neighbor.

I'm not"that girl" whose house is always neat and clean.

I am "that girl" whose home is warm, happy, and full of love.

I'm not "that girl" who has it all together.

I am "that girl" who, together with her family....has it all.



30 comments:

Mama Wheaton said...

Sounds perfect!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

What a coincidence! I'm that girl too. It's funny, I was at my sister's house last week. It is totally gorgeous - see the pictures on my blog. But it is SO perfect that I was walking on eggshells the whole time because I was afraid I'd mess something up. I much prefer a warm and comfortable home like mine (and I guess yours!).

April said...

Wow! That's one of the best posts I've read in a very long time! Love it!

Ness said...

What an awesome post! Your family is very lucky you are that girl! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Well said!

I love my jeans and I clip coupons too!!

Kel said...

I just love the last one, 'together we have it all' so very true!

Have a wonderful day!
~K

pb&j in a bowl said...

I love this post. Very well put!

Jennifer said...

i think you are all of those things and MORE!! :)

great post!! i love it!! and you are so right... who needs to have it all together when you have wonderful friends and family to help you have it all!! ;)

i have been having a rough few days here, this is good to think of and remember!! :)

thanks for sharing and always being a good friend!!

xoxoxo

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

cute - but what about the designer bags - it's sort of a sickness with me - hee hee (but I do buy fakes)

Aubrey said...

Thanks for reminding me that that it's ok to be "that girl". This was a wonderful post. What I needed today!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, so when i only had paige, my house was spotless, which i can sorta blame on my OCD mother's voice in my head. but once 2, 3 and 4 came along, and ryan, there's just no hope. i mean, it's clean, but there's always more to do. i love that ur not that person too!

Momisodes said...

What a great list. A great reminder for me to not sweat the small stuff in life. This is something many of us can certainly aspire to :)

Swirl Girl said...

I love that sentiment...and we all have to be 'that girl' too.

jsprik said...

we must be twins!! ;) good post!! be blessed...

Kat said...

Love this. :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

LOVE THIS!

Who has time to "Keep up with the Joneses" anyway? :)

CC said...

Hey, I try to be the same girl as you :)

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Flip flops rock.

angie said...

I'm with the Queen of Mayhem~! :)

Aleta said...

You know.. the first couple of lines, I had to go back and reread it to make sure I didn't miss something. I love this post. It's a balance. Excellent!

The Girl Next Door said...

Love it! But .... I do love shoe shopping...for flip flops?! (and ok other shoes too) but otherwise? sistahs all the way...

Kimmylyn said...

Perfect!!!

And I soo love a great thrift store!!

A Buns Life said...

Why can't we live closer to each other and be "those girls" together? :)

Alison said...

I like this alot!!!...never seen it before either!!

OHmommy said...

Perfection!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

i LOVE this post! its great!!

JEN said...

What a great post! Thanks for some great insight.

krissy said...

You are totally my kind of girl. Loved this.

kia (good enough mama) said...

This is a great reminder of all that we're "not".....

Along Came Mary said...

ThankYouThankYouTHANKYOU! This completley ties in with my new post all about being yourself!!!!:)