Tuesday, 24 July 2012

What have you done today...to make you feel proud




I touched on this subject briefly yesterday and after a discussion last night with @JayneJRead and @BeautyShortlist I decided to expand on it as I think that this is a important issue.

CONFIDENCE.

DETERMINATION

PRIDE

All attributes that should be seen as a good thing. Not used against us or as a stick to beat us with.


Why shouldn't people be proud of their accomplishments? Why should people have to hide in the shadows and not shout from the rooftops when they have done something amazing for fear that people will sneer that we have got too big for our boots or we are arrogant. Why should we hide our desire to succeed?




So in the words of Heather Small,

"You're a sight for sore eyes"

(hang on, I'll try that one again)


"What have you done today, to make you feel proud"




So what I want you to do is this.


Share with me what you've done that makes you feel proud lately.

Stand up and scream it from the rooftops.

Have you got a new job? Reached 100 blog followers? Had a smile from a stranger? Got a new cat? (Yeah I follow you on Instagram) or just met someone who makes you smile.

Be it big or small, if it made you feel proud then share it here.


You deserve it. because YOU ARE AWESOME.

Don't let anyone ever tell you any different.


Big Fashionista
x x



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  1. We need more posts like this across blogging. I recently got a promotion which I'm pretty darn proud of.

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    1. Congratulations Jayne. Well done. That's something you should be proud of. X x x x x

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  2. It is so true, I wonder why, is it all about jealousy or just a very British approach? This is why I love social media outlets and blogging, you can share your photos, purchases, family, achievements etc and I think its more accepted rather than frowned upon as boastful, I guess some don't like it but then they don't need to look do they.
    I'm proud of how well my blog and photography is taking off, its a creative outlet I haven't had in many years, I am attracting a great set of visitors and comments now, being approached to review books & have had some great mentions from authors which has made me proud. I also have made fabulous friends I know I can rely on but also be there for despite busy lives, they keep me smiling!

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    1. Definitely things to be proud of babe. X x x

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  3. LOVE this post. Frankly getting out of bed and getting on with my day when depression and anxiety have other ideas and medication does jack shit makes me feel pretty proud!
    x

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    1. I know what it's like to suffer from depression honey so you have every right to feel proud of yourself. You haven't given in or given up and that's hard. Very hard.

      Many many hugs for you today x x

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  4. Such a lovely idea for a blog post, people need an extra boost sometime and realise they are pretty awesome!
    I need constant reminding of this lol!
    I'm really proud of my blog, considering I didn't really have a clue what I was doing at first I can honestly say I'm proud of it now. If I can use it to support just on British beauty brand in the tiniest of ways then it's worth it!
    I am also pretty proud of how my sisters wedding cake is coming along, it will make a pretty awesome wedding gift :)

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    1. I've seen your blog. It rocks pretty hard. LOVE it and am already following.

      Ooooh you're making a wedding cake? Wow that's some skills you are packing there mister. Hopefully you will share some pics when you can x x

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  5. I definitely think it's a British thing. People are too scared that they'll be cut down by others if they talk about something good they did. You only have to look at our so-called media to see that people love to see others toppling from a great height, and trying to uncover gossip etc. So that makes this an extra lovely post! I'm proud of having got right to the last round of interviews for a job recently but was sadly pipped to the post :( considering I wasn't confident that I would even be offered interviews in the first place, I'm proud that I could get that far :)

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    1. You should be proud and now you've got extra interview experience for the next job which WILL be yours x x.

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  6. I'm proud of going self-employed for the last 3 years and that my pottery is so popular.

    But more than that, what I'm proud of lately is that I've become a rescue volunteer; we rescue dogs and cats on the Put to Sleep list at pounds, and transport them in our own vehicles to new homes. I also just took a cat into my own home, as it was not in an ideal situation.

    To do something wonderful for a being that can never thank you or even really know what you've done for it, that's special.

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    1. Hi Claire. I don't think people realise that I've known you in real life since I was a baby. You are right to be proud. Your pottery is an art and your devotion to animals is inspiring x x

      Never change who you are because I'm proud to know you

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  7. I got thru a 3 hr staff meeting without exposing the jelly lady I felt on the inside, and am now sat jn my gorgeous garden chilling and admiring all the hard work I have put in all by myself to make it look loke this xx
    Oh and you should feel proud of ur ability to pit a smile on mine (and im sure plenty of others) face on a daily basis xx

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    1. Awwww thank you. Thats lovely of you to say. A three hour meeting? I'm proud you managed to stay awake. I couldn't have ;-)

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  8. I've sold lots of things for a lady that was very unsure if her work was worth selling at all! It's nice in some circumstances to prove people wrong.

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    1. You should also be proud of all your hard work Maryann.

      You had a dream and made it a reality. How many people can say that?

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  9. I am proud that I haven't killed anyone today.

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    1. Louise I know what you've been through today and I am proud of you for it too.

      Checks watch. Keep it up beautiful. You're doing well x x

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  10. I made it to London and back with for children and my temper intact.

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    1. Now THAT is something to be proud of.

      High five

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  11. I love this post. I don't know if it is just a British thing, I think its jealousy thing not to be happy for other people. Its sad but true, that some people just cannot be happy for others. Its important to express yourself and celebrate your achievements but some people are often berated for doing this as it looks like they are 'showing off'.
    Me? I scream it from rooftops!!

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    1. So good to hear. We SHOULD have pride and be confident in ourselves. Life is short. I intend to live it

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  12. I think if we all took time to congratulate ourselves for something good that's happened everyday we'd be a lot happier.
    I'm proud of the fact that my writing career is taking off. It's taken a lot of work (inbetween my 'normal' work) but I'm determined to get there. And I will. ;)
    Great post. xx

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    1. You deserve it Kelly. You have great writing skills and should be proud that the hard work you have put in is being recognised x x x

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  13. You are bloody brilliant, you do know that don't you? I am proud of the 800 wedding photos I took on Saturday and that this morning the first lot I sent the family to view made the father of the bride cry, job done!

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    1. Awwwww thank you. You made a grown man cry ;) well done :-)

      Seriously though superb work. Must have been nerve wracking. I couldn't do it so congratulations x

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  14. Fab post - we all need to celebrate the little wins as much as the big!

    I'm really proud of a new project I'm about to do that may take my career in an exciting direction (unfortunately can't say what it is right now -- ooh I'm a tease!)

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    1. Yes you are. When you can, let me know. But I'm really pleased for you hun. Well done x x x

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    2. He he, oh don't worry, as soon as I'm able to I'll be shouting from the rooftops about it!

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  15. Hmm I'm rather proud of myself this year :)
    Got a job after *mumbles* years of being a full time mummy.
    Lost 3 stone.
    Learnt how to use (or abuse) wordpress to make my website, which is nearly done.
    Learnt lots of new chainmaille weaves to make lovely jewellery with.
    Found my long lost confidence!

    In my eyes the last one I the one I am most proud of.

    Thanks for this post Kellie, it's been lovely to be able to say what I am proud of myself for, without the fear of being stomped on.

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    1. You are right to be proud madam. I've seen your struggles with your website and you've NEVER given up.

      Your determination is admirable and you are inspiring x x

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    2. As are you! Thank you for being you :) xo

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  16. I'm quietly proud that in October I will have been 18 years clean and sober.
    This is my shout out (anonymously of course, you understand) :-)

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    1. Congratulations. You have every right to feel pride in that. It's hard, not everyone makes it. X x x

      Well done

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  17. Bought new wiper blades from Halfords and successfully fitted them myself (despite it being about the only thing there weren't instructions how to do in the car manual!)

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    1. Go you darling. I couldn't do it. Gal got skills x x x

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  18. Great post.

    I'm really proud of myself for doing yoga and eating super healthily for the last 6 weeks. I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a whole bunch of annoying side complaints and have had it with doctors and hospitals. I'm not a fan of relying on pills instead of trying to help myself out a bit, too. I'm trying to make myself a bit better from the inside. I'm toning up and losing a bit of weight too, so it's all good. xoxo

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    1. Leah well done for taking charge of your body and trying to help yourself. It's easy to get caught up in health issues and let it drag you down. I know I did recently so you've inspired me to kickstart myself and try to help myself

      Thank you x x x

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  19. I do love this post. More positivity is needed on the internet! x

    I completed my first website build for a friend, just a simple WP blog but it's done, and she is very happy with it, and I've achieved it practically all on my own.

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    1. Hello Simon. Congrats. I hear a lot of people struggle with WP so you rock in my book sir. Damn right you should be proud

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  20. What a great post! What I love about all the other comments is the huge variety of things that make us proud, such a great thing to see.

    I'm proud of managing a job, kids and blog whilst retaining my sanity. I'm proud of having gone for the first run in months last night without keeling over. And I'm proud that I went for that run with my lovely friend who is the partner in my new community project.

    Feels good to say it out loud :)

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    1. It feels good doesn't it? Damn right you should be proud hun. You are managing wayyyyyyyy better than me at the moment!!!

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  21. Loving this post, you are so right - we must celebrate our successes.

    I feel pretty darn proud of the new training program I have just written for work.

    Mich x

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  22. This is such a positive post.
    I am on a committee to raise money to improve the facilities at the oncology unit in my local hospital. We've raised over £250k but still have some way to go.
    Thing is I rarely talk about it, just saying 'it's for charity' makes a sarcastic voice in my head say 'ohhh get you'. So it's not just others that can put us down.

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  23. I am so with you on this, Kelly - great post. I shall be re-launching a linky on this very topic this month, so watch out for it on the blog! Its so important to celebrate what we do achieve, and we are all so reticent to do so, but why? As you say, lets shout it from the rooftops! http://www.kiddycharts.com/working-mums/working-mums-proud-to-be-a-mum-in-business/

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