Welcome to The Lounge for another week! This week I want to know what your top 10 proudest moments are. Link up your posts and spread the love around!
I have done a lot of things that I am not proud of. Things that I talk about on the blog and things that I don’t. However I also have a lot of moments that I am proud of. I’ve done some pretty awesome stuff.
- The birth of Mr 5. I know this is pretty cliched but it will always be my most proud moment. I am still in awe over 5 years later that my body created this beautiful boy, that he is a living, walking, talking human. I remember the overwhelming feeling of love that I felt when I saw his face for the first time. It was magical, there really is no other way to explain it.
- Starting and continuing this blog. I know that I said I’m not brave however I am still proud of everything that I have achieved with this blog. Last week I wrote my 500th post. That is an amazing amount and I am so glad that I decided to stick with this blog. I am proud of how far it has come, of the places that this blog has taken me, of the opportunities that it has given me.
- Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. In my post about Q&A I spoke about how anxious I was leading up to being in the audience. I was shaking by the time that I got to the theatre and I thought about walking back out. There were moments when it kind of felt like the walls were crushing in on me, the people were talking too loud and they were too close. I managed to feel all of that, and did it anyway. I walked out of the theatre on a complete high.
- Doing an interview for radio. Again this was about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. My irrational thoughts were in overdrive that morning. I am glad that I made the interview for 930am because I fear that if it was any later that I would have pulled out. I was worried that people that I knew would hear the interview and think less of me. You know what..people I knew did hear it and I got an overwhelmingly positive response. Even from people who I didn’t expect. I am glad that I did it.
- Being an adult. This might sound strange, I mean I was technically an adult once I turned 18. However it took me a long time to grow up. I might not be exactly where I hoped I would be, and I am OK with that. Doctors thought that I wouldn’t make it to my 21st birthday…yet here I am, still kicking at 26. I looked the odds in the eyes and told them to bugger off. I’m fighting.
- Surviving Jail. The months and moments leading up to being in jail are definitely not part of my most proud moment. However it was the single most hardest thing that I have ever had to go through and I survived. I never, ever want to go back to a place where something criminal feels like my only option in my life.
- Getting my first pay from my first job. It probably wasn’t much but at the time I felt like a millionaire. It was all mine and it felt pretty good to know that I had worked for it.
- Winning Dux 2 years in a row. When I was in Primary school I won Dux of the School in year 6 and 7. I still remember walking up to the stage to collect my award. It felt like I was walking on air.
- Being nominated for Blog awards. It’s a pretty great feeling to know that my readers think highly enough of my writing that they thought to nominate me for an award.
- Graduating high school. There were a lot of moments where I didn’t think that I would make it. There were a lot of times where I wanted to give up and I tried my hardest to destroy myself. I got the OP that I needed to get my first preference for University despite everything that happened during my teen years. Through multiple hospital stays, disordered eating and chronic self harm…I survived!
What is your proudest moment?
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I know this is not your point but you have just floored me that you are 26!! You carry wisdom way beyond your years!!!!
Anyway, this is an amazing post, and I’m glad you have survived the struggle beyond the Dr’s expectations, and I think you should be proud of all those things. I hope putting this list together made you feel good about yourself. I know I felt better after doing mine…
Haha, I get told that I seem older than I am all of the time. I think going through some of the stuff I have has meant that I have had a lot of experiences many others don’t. Thank you for your kind words.
These are certainly 10 moments to be very proud of! I think getting married was my proudest moment! xx
Thanks Lucy. I think publishing your ebook would be on your list too? I bought it the other day and I can’t wait to try one of the recipes.
What an excellent human you are. Very worthy llist. x
Thank you Carly x
Awesome moments to be proud of Tegan. What they show is you have a fighting spirit and you can certainly do anything you put your mind too! xx
Thanks Kylie. It was pretty awesome to look back on the things I have done.
Wonderful moments to be proud of. xxxxx
Thank you xx
This post makes mine seem very frivolous and it is but maybe because that partly because I’m not as brave as you, I tend to hide behind the funny. these really are moments to be proud of, thank you for sharing x
Your post wasn’t frivolous, I think we all need humour in our lives. Dealing with a mental illness, I have definitely learned that sometimes if you don’t laugh you’ll cry!
Getting my pay from my first job was so long ago, but you reminded me of what a fantastic moment that was.
My children, natch. They are my magnum opus, the best of me all rolled into two amazing human beings. My reason, my rhyme, the song of my life.
Every time I am bashed down by life and my mental health and manage to stagger back to my feet again. Or, as I saw on the ring of an acquaintance recently – Concussus surgo – which means when I am struck down, I rise again. Rather a nice family motto, I thought
That’s a cool motto to have. It’s pretty amazing to see parts of us personified isn’t it!?
And yours are excellent moments. You have much to be proud of, indeed.
Those are some amazing things to be proud of. You have great spirit! And like Lydia said — you’re 26?! Wow! Through your writing and posts, I always assumed you were much older than that. Good on you for being such a fighter!
What a list – through prize winning to real adversity – how quickly life changes. It’s fascinating to get to know you more through yours posts, Tegan xx
Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx