Things that I know to be true. At least for right now.

I know that my favorite color is green, that apples and bananas taste better with the addition of peanut butter and that I can be really, really loud. I know that chocolate is my weakness, as is red wine and cheeses of all shapes, sizes, color and make. I know that I could live off popcorn, tacos and lettuce wraps or just plain butter noodles for the rest of my life.

I know that travel is on the top of my life’s priority list and that I will jump at any chance to get beyond my zip code and explore the world.  I know that the vast majority of my life’s goals include traveling to far away places and experiencing worlds that I can’t even imagine. I know that I take more pleasure in my job knowing that it provides me with enough money to hide away for future far-flung adventures.

I know that skinny jeans are my favorite, but that my five year old pair of ton-up American Eagle jeans are the most comfortable thing I own. I know that I’m a jeans and t-shirt sort of girl, that wearing heels makes me feel stupid, that bright colored flats are perfect for me and that I won’t leave the house without mascara.

I know that I can be really mean sometimes, but that I’ll defend the ones I love until the end of days. I know that I’m tough enough to push myself further than I think I can go, but that sometimes I’m just too lazy to try. I know that my bright blue bag is my most favorite hand bag of all time.

I know that I’m pro-choice, pro-woman, pro-doing the right thing, pro-gay marriage. I’m a bleeding heart liberal in that my heart literally hurts when I see suffering flash across my TV screen and I want nothing more than to reach out and help. I know that not everything is black and white, that there’s a lot of gray out there, but that if people just try to be good 80% of the time, the world would probably be a better place.

I know that I’m really good at empathizing, that I can throw myself into almost any shoes, even shoes that I don’t agree with, and see the other side. This makes it hard for me to be decisive.

I know that life is better with pets and that even though the cats poop in the house, I still love them. I know that dogs are the best at spooning, along with husbands, and there’s nothing like the excitement the dogs exhibit when we walk in the front door.

I know that I enjoy a little bit of ridiculousness, that crass humor is something I enjoy, so long as it’s not racist or overtly sexist or anti-woman. I know that I have different laughs for different occasions and that my real laugh is really, really loud.

I know I like bright pops of color, good books, good pens, and that I’ll probably never learn to swim or ride a bicycle properly. I know I prefer to drink red wine from big glasses because it makes me feel like a rock star. I know that naps are one of my favorite things, that I prefer semi-precious gems over diamonds and that a blank piece of paper can be both terrifying and the exact remedy for a mind too full.

I know that I should always wash my face before bed, but sometimes I don’t and when I’m old and wrinkled, I’ll have no one to blame but myself. I know that exercise really does make me feel better and that the hardest part is the getting started part.

I know that I don’t know that much, that what I know today might not be the same tomorrow.

What do you know?

14 thoughts on “Things that I know to be true. At least for right now.

  1. I know that I love this post. =) Not only did I learn more about you, but I’m reminded of how charming and sweet you are. I can imagine this being a centering post to write.
    Oh, and I also know that peanut butter makes EVERYTHING better.

  2. I don’t even know where to start with this, other than to say that you and I have more similarities than I even realized! (Other than the jeans and T-shirt bit. I feel so stifled by jeans–muffin top anyone?–that I live in dresses and flip-flops out of sheer comfort.)

  3. Terra, do you know how many tabs I have open of your posts, that I’ve been meaning to comment on but I can never find the words, because after I get done reading what you say, I just sit there and stare at my screen, because there is nothing FOR me to say.

    I think I might borrow this idea and do my own. <3

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  5. Just got a a chance to finally read this and, like everyone else, I totally heart it. So cool to remember that even if you don’t have all your shit together (which you might, but I certainly don’t!) that we can hold on to those things that we KNOW about ourselves.

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