Christie O » Blog Archive » The Monday Project: I Rock Because….


I know it’s a little difficult for us to toot our own horns, it’s totally ridiculously hard for me, the person who cannot accept a compliment to save her life. But today I’m going to own it because that’s the project and why shouldn’t I?

I ROCK because I have made my life what I want it to be. I did that. And I love my life. In fact, if I left this earth tomorrow, I would have no “would’ve could’ve should’ve’s” in my backpack with me on that next journey. Whatever that is.

I ROCK because (wow this is hard, isn’t it!) I have a “zone.” I can get through any exercise or duration for 2 1/2 hours (preferrably less) by going into this weird “zone” and apparently my face gets all blank because I am completely lost in what I am doing and it works.

I ROCK because I have had two children, two knee operations and I can still rock a triathlon or half-marathon, stretch marks, baby bladder, and zero cartilage in my left knee and all!

I ROCK because with everything inside me I want everyone else to know they rock and that they have a crazy, strong, happy lunatic of a woman waiting to get out and I want them to find her!

I ROCK because I’m the “crazy” friend. I’m the one that my friends’ husbands are afraid of letting their wives go out with. We may or may end up lost at the end of the night having met a zillion people and pretended we were rock stars for the night. Yes, I know I’m someone’s mom. They don’t have to know this.

Wow, girls, this was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be! I must’ve stared at a blank screen for 20 minutes before I started writing! But it feels good, doesn’t it??!! Go us!