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Today I’m proud of myself for being a mom. I might feel guilty a lot about being a mom… working, losing my temper, not taking advantage of every moment the way I feel like I should. But I know that I’m a good mom. I know my daughter loves me, and that I love her. Being a mom is scary and hard and exhausting and it never ends. And every day I wake up and do the best I can. I don’t act selfishly just because it’s easier. I don’t run away from my responsibilities. I try to do better all the time and I will never leave her side. So I’m proud of myself for that. I proud of myself for stepping up, being selfless, and pushing aside my wants for her sake.
I love this post, because I definitely agree with you when you say it is a lot easier for us to think about all the things we have done wrong rather than feel proud for the things we have been doing well in. With that being said, I must say that this week I am proud of myself for simply showing up. I am sick and have felt terrible this week, and despite that I have showed up to work every day, helped organize and run the scavenger hunt and relay race yesterday at the YAS Funfest where over 300 young adults were in attendance. I could have called out, I could have stayed home and tried to get better, but I am proud of myself for sticking to my responsibilities and understanding that my team needed me. It has been a very productive week and I am proud that I have made it through.
I love this post!!
Luz- First of all I love what you wrote and it was great to spend the day with you even though you were so sick. Thank you for being there. <3
My response is very similar to yours Luz. I was not feeling well at all last week, but I simply just needed to show up. I for through the training all week, and finished it today even though I really didn’t want to be there and just wanted to be sleeping. Today, I feel so accomplished so I am really glad I went.
Today I’m proud of myself for all of the hardwork i put in mulching and mowing my lawn, then taking all of the clippings to the dump, all early in the morning before i went to work!! I think it’s really important to at the least find one thing, no matter how small, to be proud of yourself for every day
I love this topic! I can relate that I tend to focus oftentimes on the bad or the not-so-good I’ve done/will do instead of keeping myself in the present and acknowledging the good.
As of today, I’m glad I got through IPS Training (maybe with a few bumps along the way) as well as through another week of work despite the fact my head feels like it’s splitting itself open and I’ve been having a horrible time sleeping at night (if sleeping at all). I’m proud that even though I took a day for myself, I got back on my feet, dusted myself off and kept pushing through it and am trying to rectify the situation as best I can without overdoing it.
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