Day 19 – Accomplishment

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Thinking back over the years, I really can’t identify any significant achievement I’ve made; goal I’ve reached; award I’ve won that stands out on it’s own. And I haven’t had children, so I can’t be one of those people who harp on about ‘oh the greatest gift I could give to the world is my GREATEST achievement, and that’s my darling children, who just so amazing and talented and good looking – they really do make the world a better place by just existing’.

You know, those people. Ugh.

For me, I would probably say one of the best things I’ve ever achieved was moving out of home when I was 19. Being the ‘sheltered’ country kid moving to the big city and starting a completely new chapter of my life, is probably one of the best things that I have ever done. Social media has allowed me to see what other people I went to school with are doing… and so many of them are still living back in my hometown.

Married.

Kids.  

Grossly overweight.

It’s as though they just accepted whatever life threw at them; as though there wasn’t any desire to go off and explore, or be independent in their lives whatsoever. They are the people who settled. They make me feel quite glad that I got out of there. At the same time it’s a bit saddening that they just accepted that lifestyle, regardless of whether it was warranted or not. 

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