Day 16 is asking us to talk about our biggest accomplishment. All of the other posts I’ve read on this one has to do with their children, families, etc. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to have those things yet so my biggest accomplishment is a bit different.
Having grown up with my parents divorced, I feel my biggest accomplishment is turning out a healthy normal teenager and going off to college. Putting myself through college (pretty much by working many jobs and taking out loans) but also graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education. I then went on to live on my own (well with my sister), substitute teach for a year (making only $75/day), and then finally getting hired. Within the next four years I was able to save some money while paying for everything I needed, and purchase my own home and live there on my own. Six years later, with the economy being the way it is, I’ve been able to keep my home, have a stable job, and live a fabulous life, all while being the sole provider. There are many women (and maybe some men) who can’t or don’t know how to live on their own. I’m very proud of myself. I am currently in school again to further my degree for my job and I am continuing to pursue my dream of publishing my first children’s book. Once this happens, this will be another big accomplishment for me. My ultimate accomplishment I am most looking forward to is becoming a mom. Until then, I am enjoying making my life better for me and appreciating all of the other little accomplishments I continue to do each and every day. Remember “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
What’s your biggest accomplishment?