Saturday, January 23, 2016

52 Lists: Week 3 - Things You Should Be Proud Of

This week's list was a little bit harder for me.  To list out things I'm proud of feels like I'm shouting "Look at me!" and that is . . . not me.  However, the reason I decided to participate in this challenge was to be challenged, to rise to the challenge.  So here we go!

My marriage ~ We just celebrated 10 years!  I am extremely proud of my hard-working husband and his dedication to our family.  I'm proud of our strong marriage and what we've accomplished as a team.

My Kids ~ All four of my kids bring me so much pride and joy, and I delight in being their mama.

My Education/Career Choices ~ I do have an associate's and a bachelor's degree, but please don't tell me it's a shame that I'm not utilizing them.  I chose to leave the work force so that I could educate my kids.  I am proud of that choice.  Also, with this blog, the Schoolhouse Review Crew and other projects I've done as a result of the connections I've made, I am utilizing my education.  It might be in a non-traditional way, but it works for my family.

Homeschooling my kids ~ It is hard.  It is so very hard sometimes.  It also rewarding, and we continue to persevere.  You know, becoming a teacher was one of the top career choices I had before entering college.  I just didn't realize I would be a lifelong teacher to my own children.  :)

Getting Published ~ Being a writer was one of my other career aspirations, so to see my article in a magazine was actually pretty fun.

My Attention to Detail ~ I'm a quiet observer.  I see things, I notice small details.  I remember everything.  I was considered "gifted" in school, but I don't put much weight on labels, and I can probably attribute much of that to my observation and memory skills.  I love that I don't need a planner to remember appointments or dates or to record things that happened to me.

Teaching Myself ~ I've taught myself how to cook (My baked goods are nothing to write home about, but I enjoy cooking new meals) and I've taught myself to do other things around the house that would have seemed laughably impossible to my family when I was a teenager.  Learning new skills is important, and learning is a lifelong process, so I think it's important for my kids to always see me learning something new, even if I'm just learning something I never learned in school alongside them.


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5 comments:

  1. Great list, Brittney! When I saw your picture and article in TOS magazine, I was excited! I feel like I "know" you, hehe!!

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    1. Haha, and when my boys saw that picture of them when they were preschool age, they felt like they were famous!

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  2. Love your list.. No shame given here.. I think its great.. and you obviously have utilized your "degree" in other areas of your life.. Nothing wrong with that!

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  3. Awesome list! And congrats on the publication.

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  4. Congratulations on 10 years of marriage! ...and may you feel blessed in staying home with your degree. I think being a stay-at-home mom deserves a degree of its own :)

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