Yay, Me!

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A few weeks ago Emily posted about the importance of tooting your own horn.

This is not something that seems natural, or even fun to me most days. But I think it's something that I need to do more- in fact, most people probably don't do this enough.

I really, really dislike arrogance. It's one of my least favorite traits in a person.

But this isn't really about that...because arrogance is when you need other people to know how great you are.

This is about reminding yourself how great you are.

So here's some things that have happened in my life that I am happy to have accomplished, and even yes, proud of.

  • Happily married to my high school sweetheart for over a decade.
  • Became the first person in my family to obtain a college degree! 
  • Ran a 5K, and am signed up to run another!
  • Blogged for a decade.
  • Went on a cruise to the Bahamas.
  • Mothered a super cool kid. 
  • Went white-water rafting. 
  • Cared for two doggies for over 9 years. 
  • Trained multiple employees within my department. 
  • Obtained a job that is well-suited to my personality and allows for a good work/life balance.
  • Read over 450 books (possibly more, but that's what I have tracked via Goodreads). 
  • Been accepted to graduate school.
  • Bought a house and made it a home.

I started to explain or talk about these...and then I realized, nope. I don't need to justify them to anyone. I'm proud of all these things, they make me happy, and the memories strengthen me.

What's on your "Yay, Me" list?


  1. YAY YOU!
    like you, I'd struggle with this prompt... AND with not explaining each item. :)