There are some things that are good and bad about how I've grown or matured, but every day I hope to be better than the day before... so, you be the judge - here goes:
3. I am still stubborn as the day is long - that has NOT changed a bit! It is what it is... I always tell people that I was raised a German, Catholic, military (dependent)... I'm not sure how that totally makes me stubborn (instead of just traditional), but I am! My friends and family would quickly attest to this fact!
5. As I've grown older, I know that my mind has totally grown up to be more open-minded and compassionate. With time, I've certainly become more adept at being a better listener (although I still try to work on that every day - see # 2), can better understand others' views and positions on an issue, and have forgiveness (not always, but I try every day to be better at it). I think this is a natural progression, but I specifically attribute it to my: 1. continued education; 2. travel experiences to other cultures; 3. living longer and having seen the unexpected; 4. compassion for others and the need to understand them... when young - it was my way or the highway (see #3)
6. How I know I'm getting 'old'. Last night for example I was up 1/2 of the night with restless legs and just couldn't relax enough to sleep. I fell asleep somewhere around 3am, and felt hungover all day today. Not a stick of 'partying' at all last night and no alcohol involved, but the hungover feeling all day! Staying up for an 'all nighter' is just NO WHERE in my vocabulary anymore! (and I'm ok with that!)
8. Snoring! Yup, I snore, much to my husband's dismay! He's been known to wear ear plugs to block out my rumblings, but it is what it is. I have already done a sleep study and have borderline sleep apnea, but thankfully don't have to have a CPAP machine (thank you!) YET! I have allergy issues and with that and my weight - well it is what it is!
With that long discussion about my list, I hope you pop on over to Monday Listicles with Stasha at Northwest Mommy to check out her and other folks' lists. It always makes for a fun read!