Monday, 18 February 2013

A bit of a pat on the back...

I am quite a negative person and usually I focus on what is wrong in my life and not is what right. So I thought in this blog post I would try and be positive. I am quite proud of some things in my life. So here are 10 of them (in no particular order):

1. I am the first person in my entire family to graduate from University.
Graduation! OOOhhh Yeah!
2. Sophia. Enough said, that little girl is my best achievement so far. 

Photo: Cooool!!!!
I love this little lady!
3. Backpacking through South America. My best friend and I did this in the summer of 2009. It        was one of the best experiences of my life.

Me and my bestie looking worse for wear
 after a 3 and a half day trek to Machu  Pichu.

4. My ability so save for the things I want. Other than my student loan I have no debt. I don't do it. Never, I always pay for what I want outright. You usually get better deals that way too!

5. How I just take things in my stride. Although I can be negative, I don't usually let these things get me down, I am more of a "what will be will be" kinda gal.

6. My relationship with Nick. Nick and I met pretty young. We were completely different people and I would have never thought we would be where we are today. We have been through some fairly tough times, and there has been moments where I didn't think we would last. But here we are, 6 years on, two completely different people from who we started out as, and I couldn't be happier. 

This is us pretty brand new,  sometime
during our first year  of romance!

7. That I have managed to breastfeed Sophia for over a year, she is 14 months and we are still feeding about 3 times a day. 

8. My relationship with my parents. There was a time in my life where I couldn't imagine being as close to my mother as I am. I realise now that we are more a like that I would care to admit! I was a horror teenager. I did not respect rules or boundaries and although I was never into anything illegal or really 'bad'. I didn't listen to my parents, I did what I wanted, when I wanted. I am actually surprised I have turned out as well as I have. Every day I feel closer to my parents. I call them often and ever since I left home to go to university, I tell them I love them. It is not something we say often enough, however I will never end a phone call without saying 'I love you'.

Me and my Mama being silly!
9. The way I have learnt to cope with my temper. I used to be quite explosive, and I still am. However, I am proud of myself in the fact that I have a lot of time and patience for Sophia. I know that many won't see this as an achievement, but during my pregnancy I was actually worried whether or not I would yell at Sophia when she did things wrong. Whether I would be able to control my temper when I got annoyed. I knew I would never ever smack Sophia, but I can get frustrated really quickly. I have tried my damnedest that I will not be a mother that yells. If I am honest, I have on occasion, but usually it is for safety reasons (ie she is about to touch the oven while it is going). I am a gentle and loving parent just like I had hoped I would be, and I am definitely proud of that!

10. My sense of adventure. I try new things. I have eaten a live grub. I have tried gunniea pig. I've been to Maylaysia. I travelled around South America. I walk the Machu Pichu track while I was incredibly unfit (which by the way was bloody really hard at high altitude) and I hang-glided over Rio de Janeiro. I am often a yes person. I like to try new things, I give it a go even though I am afraid. I act silly in public and I have fun. Isn't that what life it about? 

I'm flying Jack I'm really flying (little titanic reference in there
even though I wasn't on a ship and his name was Claus) 

So there you go, not everything I am proud of, but 10 things that came to mind. 

What are you proud of in your life?

Bursting with pride


  1. You have done some extremely awesome things in your life! Slowly but surely I am becoming a yes person. You have inspired me to try hang-gliding though!

    1. Oh you should, its scary as anything though, the guy said "you have to run in time with me and as fast as me" when I asked what will happen if I didn't "we will probably die". Make sure you do it where there is beautiful scenery, you are in the air for a good 20 minutes so you want to have amazing things to look at. It is the most amazing feeling, I am quite the adventure junkie, I don't do it overly often though, and even though I am often terrified I always have a blast! Just say yes!