Yesterday was a pretty cool day. It was the 6th Month Anniversary of when I started this blog. I would have written about it yesterday, but I was too entrenched in what I consider better than Christmas, the first Sunday of the NFL Season. Unfortunately, my New York Football Giants helped me end one of my favorite days of the year in shock and awe, but that is neither here nor there. I am thankful that there is still an entire season to play.
I wanted to take the time to recognize this milestone. I know in retrospect, this is not a ton of time, but I am proud of myself. I started this blog to help connect with others, to share my stories and ideas and opinions hoping to make people around me’s day a little brighter. Give them hope and solace in the fact that they are not alone. I am happy to say I know that I have done this for a few people, which if you are an avid reader means more than you know.
Today I want to write about the importance of recognizing milestones and your accomplishments, no matter how small or how big. When I started this blog, I thought my voice didn’t really matter. I felt as if my words wouldn’t really make a difference. I thankfully met a group of people who helped me see differently. They gave me the confidence and strength to move past my fear and do it anyway. One ripple, one change, making one person’s day better is all I was searching for. Six months later, I am proud that I have started and kept up with this blog on a regular basis. It is one of the things that I am most proud of in my life right now. It may not be much, but it is something.
What are you proud of in your life? What makes you feel passionate to work on? What makes you different and stand out? Do you recognize the good work you are doing? You should, you absolutely should.
Milestones can come in many shapes or forms. They can be reaching fitness goals, they can be getting that promotion you have been working for. They can romantic in nature, they can be within your family. Never underestimate the importance and power of recognizing these milestones. It is important to remember the goals you have set, why you set them in the first place and recognizing them as you achieve them. Be proud of yourself, positive attitudes can make a world of difference.
I will leave you with a picture of my baby boy and I drafting for the Fantasy Football League that I have been the Commissioner of for 4 seasons. When I say I love football and the New York Giants, it is an understatement. Clearly, my fur baby has to be a Giants fan too. I also want to recognize how big he is getting, each month is another milestone of being a proud rescue mama, I am even more proud to share it with the best person on this earth, Samantha.
That is all, Happy Monday everyone.