This was a quiet week for comments on the interview series, but I’ll share the two responses that came in as well as my own. I was curious what people were proud of in their own lives, not over a lifetime but rather in the recent past, say 5 years. I love what these two had to say…
“My daughter Molly and the fact that husband Joe can stay home with her. She was born healthy (even with her “geriatric” Mom, that is the medical term) she is funny, smart, kind and vivacious. We simplified our lives so we could live on one income so she could be parented full-time. (This was what we wanted, no judgement on other choices.)”
“I would say that my biggest accomplishment is designing, and living, a life which I truly love … one which follows my path and not the well-traveled road of others. Every single day is mine … it is dictated by me. There’s pure joy in that!”
As for me, I’ll say that starting my own business has got to be my biggest accomplishment – taking that chance leaving the regular 9 to 5 was alternately exhilarating and terrifying, but ultimately a tremendously good decision for ME. I have been able to do what I do best, avoid a lot of the bureaucracy and politics that are involved in working in a regular office, and have a work/life balance that I never ever could have had in the environment I was in. I’ve become better at what I do in that, but also a happier individual exploring other areas of my life, learning more, writing more, and taking more risks. It’s helped me become more trusting of my own instincts, which has helped me grow personally by leaps and bounds as well. And with that, I’m paying it forward in any way I can.
Now For Next Week’s Question: What Teacher Inspired You the Most – and why? This can be any type of classroom situation, from elementary school to college to community education. Leave a comment below, or respond to me via Facebook/ Twitter / LinkedIn, then look for results next week!