Belinda, over at Found Love, Now What?! has been hosting a blog everyday in May challenge and as I love her and her writing, I thought I would join in after meaning to do so all month – I know there is not much of May left, but here goes …
This is another really great writing prompt as it is making me stop and think about my life and take stock of what I have achieved – something I think a lot of us forget to do and should get in to the habit of doing more often as it is a good exercise in gratitude and being thankful for where we are, even if life is, or can be, a bit rough at times.
Here is what I am proud of, and grateful for …
Finding my mojo when it comes to liking who I am. I take quite a few selfies on Instagram, and while some of you may be doing an epic eye-roll at the idea of sharing these types of photographs, I rarely in my 30+ years liked having my picture taken. I would hide and dodge the camera because I did not like the way I looked. Now, I like the way I look, I am proud of how I look – and frankly, I think I scrub up quite nicely!
The fact I keep on keepin’ on, even when things get rather rubbish and the rough times just keep coming. I know it will end, I know it will get better, I always find reserves to dig deep and get through it. I am not one to endlessly do what is not working, if there is a better way, I find it, bit if a situation requires me to just hang on and get through it – I do.
Moving to America is something I am so proud of, and extremely grateful that I get this opportunity. It has not been easy getting here, or settling in, but I am so proud I did it and think I will always feel blessed.
This is one from my past, but it is to do with getting my teaching degree, and getting a 2:1. I was taken seriously ill a few months before I started university, and battled with my condition throughout my studies. I had surgical procedures, sleepless nights, symptoms of PTSD and the rigours of getting through a 3 year course. I did it, and I did it to a standard I can be proud of.
What about you – what are you most proud of? What are you grateful for?