Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Five things I'm proud of

Listable Life at moments that define life has this week thrown down the gauntlet of sharing five things about ourselves that we're proud of. I've been pondering for a couple of days and found it hard to find my own stuff, rather than Rachel's, which I'm proud of achieving; but I've finally written it.
Here goes.

1. Living with depression and an eating disorder
I have come to accept and embrace the fact that I have periods of depression. This does not mean I give into them, rather it means that I have learned to accept them and the help needed to deal with them. In the same way I have accepted by eating disorder and work every day to stay in recovery. It is a miracle in my life and I'm proud that I've come to a place that I can live with this with God's help.

2. Being a civil engineer
I am proud that I have a degree in civil engineering, worked in the industry for 10 years and ran my own internationally respected value and risk management facilitation company for three years. I worked hard, I enjoyed my work and I am proud of what I achieved.

3. Speaking at conferences
I am proud that as an engineer I spoke at conferences all over the world; and I am even more proud that in my new vocation as a minister I am again being asked to share my experience, hopes and concerns.

4. Being able to be wrong
This must seem strange but it has taken a long time for me to ok with being wrong. I am proud that I have learned to embrace my mistakes, learn from them and move on. This is one of the most important things I want to give to Rachel; the truth that being wrong is important - it means you're learning.

5. Being a loving mum
I am proud of Rachel and I am proud of my part in the amazing girl she is. For years I was scared of being a mum for fear of repeating the patterns of generations gone before, but now I know that I am changing the pattern. I make mistakes often (see #4) but overall I think I'm a good mum and I'm proud of that.

What are you proud of?
Share, I'd love to know.

2 comments:

Amy - Counting My Kisses said...

Aww! Such a great list! #4 is such a big one for me too~ easier said than done sometimes! #5 is one of the things i'm proudest of too, I love being a mom! Stopping by from Listable Life!

Nicole @MTDLBlog said...

I love #4 such a fantastic reason to be proud of yourself because we are all wrong at different points in our life, but if we can grow and learn from that - we are better for it.