Friday, March 05, 2010

accomplishment


one of Ethan's accomplishments - learning how to play soccer

A few days ago I was on one of my favorite blogs and they were having a giveaway for a cool little necklace that Nie Nie wears. I'm a fan of this particular style of jewelry so I thought I would enter the giveaway. Normally you just make a comment and leave your email. This time they asked that you share something that you accomplished last year that you're proud of. I had to think. And think. And think. What did I accomplish last year? I thought for a second that having Izzy by c-section and moving two weeks later was a good one but then I remembered that she was born in 2008, not 2009.
Dang. So I didn't enter the giveaway.
Later that day I asked Mark what he thought my accomplishment from last year was. He didn't have an answer. However, he said something that I liked. He made the point that a lot of things I do on a daily basis can qualify as accomplishments. I think that maybe I feel that at the end of the day and I'm satisfied with what I was able to do but I don't actually think too much about it. I homeschool. Accomplishment. We try not to eat cold cereal to save money so I have to come up with a breakfast every morning. Accomplishment. And, by the way, I am not a morning person and get really bugged by this task. Let's be honest, waking up at a decent time is an accomplishment for me. And getting to the end of a day and still smiling. Accomplishment. I think women tend to be their worst enemy and let the guilt and those overwhelmed feelings pile up when we think we aren't doing enough, we haven't accomplished enough. Sure I can always do better. That's the point of life. But I just want to make sure that I recognize the small daily changes as well as the big noticed accomplishments. Life is just better that way.

P.S. I ended up thinking of something I accomplished that I could post on the giveaway. I started a book club.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

What an awesome post. And how comforting is it to know that your hubby notices the 'little" accomplishments you make everyday. That's awesome. ; )

Ammon and Chalise said...

Emily
There is a food blog that every time I read, I think of you. You have to check it out. I know you love to bake. The website is http://mykitchencafe.blogspot.com/
I've tried the hot fudge pudding cake and am thinking of cooking my way through this whole blog. Anyway check out the desserts. Hope you enjoy and I loved your post.