I have had an absolutely, mind-bogglingly, overwhelmingly eventful year. And I have failed to document any of it, apart from hand written journals. I feel like I go through period of cumulating material, and then periods of documenting and reflecting upon it. I supposed that’s naturally how things work, eh?
One of my favourite quotes sums it all; “Either do something worth writing, or write something worth reading.” – Benjamin Franklin
I have just come out of a meditation and am feeling overwhelmed with self-love and pride – two things I’ve been weary on recently. What better way to express these feelings than to document them publicly online? Sounds great. Here we go.
I am proud of who I have become, without even realizing it. My style, my demeanour, my self-awareness.
I am proud of what I am capable of – the opportunities I’ve cultivated and embarked upon. I am proud of my uniqueness and independence. I admire who I am, and I hold myself to a high enough standard not to settle for things that don’t fill me with joy or drive me to become better.
I have stood by my values, while making room for new knowledge and perspectives.
I am 23 and have travelled to 23 countries. I have absorbed as much culture, knowledge, and experience as I could in the process. And I have set goals for myself that I have or am on track to achieving.
I have been vegan for 3 years. I have accumulated an almost entirely thrifted wardrobe of ethical clothing that I feel proud to wear. I have created a happy home in my space, and I have attracted some absolutely magnificent human beings into my life who I now call good friends.
I may read back on this and find it sounds quite self-righteous or boastful, but for the moment I think it’s important that I say these things and allow myself to feel pride. I have a lot of things to work on, but nonetheless a lot of be proud of. I believe it’s important that we all practice this, at least once in a while.
What are you proud of?