Taking Pride

I’m very slowly working my way through the first badge in [amazon_link id=”0811846350″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]You Can Do It![/amazon_link]. So slowly that I haven’t progressed much at all. I’m going to have to get my own copy, because there is no way I’ll be able to keep the library copy long enough!

One of the things I am supposed to consider is the proudest moments of my life. In taking stock, I realized that the most recent ones centre around my son. Just last week, I was so filled with pride when he laid perfectly still while the dental hygienist cleaned his teeth (and I don’t mean a quick polish, I mean a full teeth cleaning). The way he was able to hold still and put up with an unpleasant situation was amazing. And while this is obviously something that is part of his personality, I did have a part in it and I am amazed and proud by it.

Some of my previous proud moments include graduating high school (something my parents didn’t do), getting accepted into university, graduating university, and doing particularly well on assignments at work. I’ve also been very proud of some of the things I’ve made, like my first pair of knit socks and the teddy bear I recently sewed for my son.

Hmmm, I’m starting to think now that perhaps part of the point of this exercise is to consider the kinds of things I would like to be proud about in the future. So, let’s see: writing a novel; creating a couple of knitting patterns that other people actually knit too; designing a couple of cross stitch patterns that I’ve been thinking about for ages; raising my son into a well-adjusted adult. Some of these goals may be more long-term than others. 😉