From the time I was able to put pencil to paper, I’ve been a list-maker; in fact, I’ve been known to make lists of lists I need to create! As a result, I’m excited to participate this year in Moorea Seal’s 52 Lists Project; look for my list every Monday.

Week 25: List the things that make you feel powerful.

1. Accomplishing a physical task that challenges me physically or mentally.

I’m a bit afraid of heights, but when we bought our first home it needed a new roof. It took me forever to climb that ladder — and the house was just a one-story. lol  It felt good while I was up there, nailing down shingles all week, and it felt good every time I pulled in the driveway and looked up at that roof.

More recently, demo-ing my kitchen cabinets all by myself (my son helped me carry the long countertop out to the carport), even though I had (have) a torn rotator cuff and bursitis in my right shoulder, made me feel like I could do anything. I figured out what order to tear out things, conquered the removal of sections that were either wedged in between trim or for some other reason challenging, and I was able to do it physically.

Ziplining — overcoming my fear of heights again — made me feel on top of the world!

Other than that — accomplishing a difficult task — there’s really nothing I can think of that makes me fill especially-strong. What about you? What makes you feel powerful?