Just a few weeks ago I made to one year at my job. I was really excited about it. I thought about it all day and smiled to myself. It was one of my biggest accomplishments. I haven’t worked in years. So of course a milestone like that is important. I was proud of myself. But do you want to know what I did to celebrate such a milestone? I did not one thing. I didn’t go to dinner or anything. I am kind of sad that I didn’t celebrate it more.
When I was writing my thoughts down in my journal later. I realize I really don’t celebrate myself more. I don’t celebrate my birthday much or anything. I graduated college and kept it to myself. In fact last week I was telling my mother-in-law about having an associate degree. She turned to me and asked me when did you go to college. I told her it was almost 10 years ago and she said she had no clue that I went back to school. Often times I am so quick to celebrate my kids more than myself.
This is yet just another example of how I put myself on the back burner. I should be comfortable enough to celebrate my own accomplishments. It doesn’t have to be to the point of bragging. But it is okay to celebrate the things that I do. It doesn’t matter what it is. If I survived a rough week and I feel like celebrating it then I should. I plan on acknowledging myself more.
No matter how big or little it is you should definitely celebrate the things that are important to you. Lets get really if we don’t celebrate ourselves then who will. You can’t expect people to celebrate you if you don’t let them know what’s going on. It’s okay to talk about your accomplishments. I tend to stay quiet because I don’t want to be seen as bragging. But hey sometimes you have to brag on yourself. I definitely plan on bragging on myself more.
So let’s go ahead and brag. Tell me in the comments something that you accomplished.