I picked up the book The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias hoping to learn more about my kids and how to effectively teach them. Which I did learn.
I also learned a lot about myself, my personality, and why I am the way I am. It is always such a relief when I find someone who is so similar to me because most of the people I am around are vastly different. You start to wonder at times if you are normal! I am so thankful I read this book because I found sections that perfectly described me and my behavior (even what my husband would consider crazy). Turns out all those things I always try to be because I can clearly see how wonderful they work for everyone else, are really not things I am capable of doing without a lot of stress. Well, I already have enough stress, so now I am letting myself be okay with how I do things. Of course I am still trying to find ways to make things better and easier just without the extra stress. (More to come when I post about my schedule....really it is coming.)
I guess I was farther from self acceptance then I had originally thought, and I still think it is going to take a long time to get it all figured out. But I seem to be on the right track to learning to love myself, and after that I figure showing love for others will come.