The Random Writings of Rachel: I Feel Like a Superhero When...

I Feel Like a Superhero When...



I wear my Wonder Woman Socks (but wasn't that obvious?).

My fridgerator is blindingly white due to an excess of cleanliness.

My mom emails me to tell me that a blog post I wrote was pure genius.

I pull all of the weeds out of the rock garden in front of the house.

I actually complete an excessively long craft project (i.e. making a dress).

I swing dance to an entire song without getting off-beat or mis-reading my partner's lead.

I've completed a phone call that I really didn't want to have to make.

I make bread with yeast in it and it rises (somehow, I always think it won't).

Somebody sends me a paper they'd like me to edit.

I receive a letter saying that, yes, my article has been accepted for publication in this magazine.

I find cabbage on sale for 14 cents a pound and successfully make it into a dinner Angel will actually eat (hint: spicy cabbage + other assorted vegetables soup).

I fall into bed after cleaning  up the remains of hosting a party with 40+ guests.

When do you feel like a superhero?

48 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this post. I got to know you better Super Woman Rachel.

    Enjoy your Thursday and the weekend, Ada. =)

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  2. The phone call one! Yes! Or, when I finally check something off that I've been putting off for a looooong time. Or when I'm able to help a girl learn 30 new french words in 45 minutes. :D

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  3. When I'm babysitting and I finally get the kid to sleep who has been fighting sleep {and most likely crying} for a half hour
    When I lift something I don't think I have the muscles for but actually do :)

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  4. The phone call one! I hate making phone calls period. You have many talents, my friend :)

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  5. I totally feel that way about making phone calls in general, but especially ones I really don't want to make!

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  6. I give you props for even ATTEMPTING bread making! I click on recipes and then I see the words "yeast" or "knead" and I'm like, nahhhhhh. haha

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  7. All of those things would make me feel amazing, too! I never make bread because I'm always scared of yeast, too! And, I need those socks!

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  8. Love these!! Totally agree that when my mom calls to tell me about a blog post makes me happy!! I feel like a superhero when I am able to workout, make dinner and get all the other things on my to-do list done!! Happy Thursday!

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  9. OMG BUT THE BREAD ONE! WHY IS THAT SO TRUE?! I'm always afraid my yeast guys died or something IdunnoIdunnoman. Like is my water warm enough? Did I wait long enough? Bread is scary.

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  10. I now hate making phone calls. I do feel rather accomplished if I can manage to push one out of the way.

    Those socks are brilliant. I bet you feel like you can stop the world from turning when you wear them ; )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. I really need those socks haha. Agree about the fridge and the party clean up. Any time I can return something to it's former gloriously clean state, I feel like a superhero!

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  12. Fun post! I feel the same way about the phone calls, mostly because I hate all phone calls! And at work I feel awesome when I'm actually ahead on my paperwork. Super rare occasion, so it feels extra special =)

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  13. i relate to some of your superhero moments there, but my utmost superhero moment is when I'm driving myself home from work at 10 PM or later knowing that I have been productive the whole day. :)

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  14. How come no one ever tells me I am a genius? :)

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  15. I honestly don't think i have too many super hero moments in me any more. I'm leaning toward waking before the alarm goes off right now though.

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  16. After I teach a successful art class (no utter chaos and no paint spills, happy kids who learned alot!) and I feel like a super hero when I spend quality time reading and singing with my toddler. And, when I have self-control with oreos.

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  17. Loving this post! So many things I was nodding my head to like, "Yes! That's amazing!" I feel like a superhero after spending a few nights alone in my house. :( I didn't love it... but I conquered my fears. I'm just happy to not have to do it again for awhile!

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  18. I mostly feel like a superhero at work when someone realizes that my job isn't always easy and takes a certain personality! When I make it look easy, I feel pretty darn super!

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  19. I hear you about making a phone call that you don't want too! Good for you and those socks are fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  20. Totally! I feel really accomplished when I stare out over my clean house. Or at work when I have to call someone about a billing discrepancy, when I finally hang up the phone I give myself a pat on the back :)

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  21. I agree with you Rachel on the clean fridge...what do you use to get your's so sparkling white??
    I think for me I feel like a superhero when I do something I am afraid of like having a difficult conversation with someone (I hate confrontation!) or especially when I watch teens experience God through retreats/conferences/pilgrimages

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  22. ha, i am surprised each and every time my dough rises - it just seems like it should be more work, right? or it's just that awesome that yeast really makes it rise? anyway, i feel ya on that one :) and those socks? so fun.

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  23. Those socks are so awesome!! And the bread one made me giggle...I'm always surprised when it rises too :-)

    And I feel like a super hero as soon as I cross the last thing off my to-do list. I tend to be overly ambitious with my lists, so it doesn't always happen!

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  24. These are all fantastic! Whoot! Go you!
    I always feel such relief when I complete dreaded phone calls, too . . .

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  25. Yes to having a clean refrigerator! I hate doing it but it's always so worth it!! That and the microwave :)

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  26. Those socks are pure coolness! I feel like a superhero when a former student tells me in some way I changed their world..corny, but it is what it is! :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  27. working 15 hour days while sick makes me feel like a hero! haha.

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  28. woaaah im super impressed with the full clean up after a huge party! i never feel like tidying right after, haha. Also, those socks are ah-mazing.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  29. Totally agree with these! Especially the one where someone compliments a blog post (even better when it is someone who you don't expect to read it)! makes my day each time!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  30. 1)Those socks are awesome. I too have a large collection of Supergirl/Wonderwoman/Batgirl tees, but no socks. I think it's time for a shopping trip. 2) I love that your mother reads your blog. I'm not quite sure that my mom even knows what a blog is 3) I love that you swing dance. You'll have to post a video. That would make an awesome v-log.

    Now to answer your question. I feel like a superhero when I manage to keep my daughter alive for the day. She takes after her father, so it's easier said than done :)

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  31. Interesting post, what magazines have you written for? You're Bathroom Décor post is now featured on my post "Blogger's Who Have Inspired Me." Rachel xo

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  32. I love all of this, especially wearing Wonder Woman socks and the part about you being published! Congrats!
    ~Sara

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  33. You ARE a superhero. Congratulations on all the good news in your life. <3

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  34. Loving those socks :) I feel like a super woman when I hit publish. When I get to work on time. When I make a kick ass meal. :) Kudos on all your accomplishments big and small superwoman! :) Happy Thursday Rachel -Iva

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  35. You should feel like Super Woman when you complete all those things! That is so AWESOME your article is getting published! Congratulations! I also love getting e-mails from my mom about a blog post:)

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  36. I LOVE those socks. I have Wonder Woman coffee cups and they're my favorite. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

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  37. I agree with a lot of those. I feel the most like a super hero when I pull off a full day of meal planning, Alina meal planning, writing a few blog posts for the week.. getting the house cleaned- all of these accomplishments done in one day makes me feel like Super MOM!

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  38. I love this! I'll add that any time I can cross everything off of my "to-do" list and even get started on something not yet on the list makes me a super hero. And congrats on getting an article published!
    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  39. Awesome post idea!!! Hmmm, let me think...a couple that spring to mind are when I'm having a good enough day on the health front to leave the house and when I have a marathon blog post writing session. I'm always really ramped up and feeling superhero-y when I finish a big craft project, you listed amongst yours.

    Those socks are all kinds of awesome, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  40. The phone call one, and the clean refrigerator as runner up! :)

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  41. i feel like a superhero when I get homework and housework done in one night! :D

    Great post!

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  42. I need wonder woman socks! I feel like a super hero when I but in the extra 110% in the gym (especially when I didn't want to show up in the first place) or when a bad run turns into an awesome run.

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  43. Just Like you Rachel - I feel like a superhero when someone tells me they read my book or blog post and they loved it. It is amazing to have someone acknowledge your hard work. (just dropping by from #SITSsharefest)

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  44. Those are awesome socks :) When I make dinner and still have energy to clean the kitchen up afterward I feel like a super hero. It's a bonus if my kids actually eat the dinner!

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  45. Yes! The fridge and the phone call for sure!

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  46. Love this list - and totally agree on phone calls and bread!

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  47. i would feel like a superhero if i had those wonderwoman socks!

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