Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my birthday, I am 29!!!
I promise to update as soon as I can get my thoughts together; and I apologize for not commenting, but I was visiting my parents and they have dial-up!

Here's a little thought/comment/question...Do you think my birth parents are thinking about me?

Oh, and some big news….both of my friends looking for the double lines are now pregnant!!!! So congrats to Serenity and Baby Blues! How exciting!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Nature vs. Nurture

The nature versus nurture debates concern the relative importance of an individual's innate qualities. Nature versus personal experiences


I’m Athletic
I can sing
I am even keeled
I am compassionate
I am a teacher
I am maternal
I have brown hair and eyes and olive skin
I am short, muscular, thin
I have a fun and serious personality
I am slightly OCD
I have had cancer
I have book smarts
I am creative
I am an extrovert
I am driven
I have an amazing memory
I have a relaxed temperament (most of the time)
I have great leadership skills
I am Italian and Polish
I am an old soul


I am an individual
I am loyal
I am loud
I talk too much
I eat too much
I am confident
I am a learner
I treat others treat others the way I want to be treated
I am catholic
I am accepting
I say what I mean, and I mean what I say
I was raised Italian and Polish
I have Street smarts
I am an entrepreneur
I am good with money
I make good decisions
I am a daughter, step daughter, granddaughter, and sister
I mimic my mother’s mannerisms, voice, and handwriting

I do believe that each quality has been shaped by both nature and nurture; and as you can see some characteristics overlap. I say this because I think that nature gave them to me to begin with, but nurture made sure that they continued on. Also, there are other qualities I am sure I am overlooking but I thought this was a good start.
I would love to hear what you guys have observed in your adoptive children, or in yourselves, or just your comments!