Uncomfortable In My Skin

Why is it when people compliment us, or at least me, we feel so undeserving of it?  Even when we “know” we do? 

I invited my teacher to B’s baptism next week, seeing as how it’s a religion class.  I thought he might be interested, and he is.  Great!  I emailed him the directions & details, and he took the time to give me the feedback from my presentation in class last week.  He paid me some great compliments, but I have such a hard time accepting them. 

“I am not a smart man, Jen-nay”

I know I’m not a moron.  I know I’m smart.  But I just cannot bring myself to think I could compete with others in that department.  I’ve been told I have a nice singing voice, but I still cringe when I hear it.  My cooking is pretty good, but I’m no Martha Stewart.  There are so many people smarter than I am, so many people with better voices and cooking skills…

I have such a love/hate thing with receiving attention, how does one get rid of that?  How can I be more comfortable in my own skin?

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4 thoughts on “Uncomfortable In My Skin

  1. OH girl. DING! You hit it on the head. Be comfortable with yourself love. 🙂 You are a fantastic friend, mama, woman, and person. I’m glad to know you.

    Thank you so much for my card, I was teary. It was the nicest thing someone had done in a while and it came when things were nuts. IT was such a blessing!

  2. You totally deserve it! But I know what you’re saying. I feel so guilty when people compliment me because I feel like if they knew what a screw up I really was, they’d be shocked!

  3. OK girl…here are your questions! Sorry for the delay. Life is getting in the way!

    1. What is your favorite High School Memory?

    2. Your least favorite?

    3. How did you meet your husband?

    4. What is your best bit of advice dealing with kids?

    5. Dealing with husbands?

    Include this thing at the bottom…

    If you would like me to interview you:

    1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” 2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. 3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions. 4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. 5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

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