Hi guys! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. ❤ Today’s prompt (yes, the actual prompt for today, from the challenge lol) is to write about what I am most proud of. So, I made a list below of the top four things that I’ve improved on over the years, and why I’m happy that I’ve been able to change. I hope you enjoy!
What I Am Most Proud Of
- My trust in the Lord. It really blesses me to look back on how my relationship with Him started, and how far I’ve come from that time in my life. I’m better about leaving things in His hands now, and my faith in Him, especially as of recently, has gotten so much stronger. This hasn’t been my doing, however; it’s all because of Him. ❤
- My interest in language learning. When I was younger, I had absolutely noooo interest in being bilingual or studying languages at all. I was somewhat annoyed when my mom wanted me to learn some Spanish back in 8th grade – can you imagine that? Me, not enjoying learning Spanish? I was practically a different person back then! Hahaha! (Well to some extent, that is true.) Thank you, Mom, for making me learn Spanish instead of French. ❤
- Facing shyness and being more open to talking to new people. For years and years – my whole life, probably – I’ve been shy around new people, and honestly, people that I’ve known for a long time, too. I’ve always been scared of saying the wrong thing and humiliating myself, or finding out that they don’t like me, etc. Usually, that fear is ridiculous, but I judge myself harshly and bite my tongue all the same. For the past year, or so, however, I’ve finally crawled out of my shell a bit (slowly but surely!) and am now facing that fear; I’m making myself start conversations with people, as well as give out compliments occasionally and smile at anyone who makes eye contact with me. It’s a slow process, but I’ll get there.
- My diligence with story planning and writing. Again, this is not something that I’m exactly proud of, but I’ve come a long way from when I began writing stories at age eight! I went from no planning whatsoever and just writing as the inspiration came (but don’t get me wrong, pantsing, if you’re the kind of writer who can do it, is AWESOME), to realizing I’m no pantser and planning extensively, writing ideas down, then putting them into a story. True, I haven’t written a full story since 2013, but I haven’t been prepared enough to. All in good time 🙂
That’s it for today’s prompt! I enjoyed writing it and reflecting on how far I’ve come. So, how about you?
What is something that YOU’RE proud of?