Friday, June 27, 2014

Just a Little Bragging...


I have achieved a few things successfully of which I am proud of. Some may seem trivial to some, but to me they were a big thing.   

Here are 5 that I consider my own personal accomplishments. 

  1. Graduating High School  
  2. Having Children
  3. Earning my Bachelors Degree
  4. Learning to Cook
  5. Writing 10,000 words of my first novel

Graduating High School: Of course this is a big thing. I finished high school. I graduated with honors (I want to say a 3.8 GPA). I was a member of the National Honor Society. I wish for all my kids to finish high school. They don't have to be as smart as me. They don't have to beat my GPA. I just want them to do the best that they can and finish.

Having Children: I had my oldest when I was 19. I was scared. I didn't think I could make it through the pain. But I did. Then I did it again. Then I realized that I was going to have to birth not only one, but two the third time around. And I did it. With very minimal pain medication. When I was having the second set of twins, I found out after almost 24 hours of labor that I would be getting a c-section. I didn't think I would make it through that. Then when I had the last baby, I didn't think I would make it through another c-section. But I did. And I have 7 of the most beautiful and wonderful (most of the time) children to show for it.

Earning my Bachelors Degree: I just recently accomplished this. At first the thought absolutely terrified me. I don't know why. But, now that I have it, I am so proud of myself. It may have taken me this long to do it, but I did it. I will be working on my Masters beginning in September.



Learning to Cook: I have heard so many people say that they wished they could cook or that they had learned to. I was never taught, per se. I just kind of taught myself through trial and error. I didn't spend much time in the kitchen with my mom to learn anything. I just collected recipes all through my teen years and then taught myself as an adult. I may not be a gourmet cook but I do know how to cook relatively well.

Writing 10,000 words of my first novel: It will be even more an accomplishment when I complete it and publish it. However, getting to 10,000 words after putting this goal to the side for many years is an accomplishment for me. 

I will accomplish many more things in my life. But as of right now, these are 5 of my accomplishments. 

** This is a part of the 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me Series
 
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