My best accomplishments so far
I feel like at age 44, I am behind in the race. Other people my age are further along with their accomplishments. But I am not them. I will not compare myself to them. I was dealt a different hand of cards then them. So I can only keep on trucking along and do the best I can. With that being said, I am going to recollect over the things I have done in my life that I am proud of.
First and foremost, I had a child. Most people don’t consider this an accomplishment but in my mind it was a goal or a mission I had wanted for my life. I knew I would not have been complete without having a child. I’m not the most maternal woman but I do love and adore my kid. I brag about her more than I probably should. I wish everyone could have a child, at least one.
I quit smoking cigarettes. I had to attempt it so many times but finally succeeded. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The process continued for years. It is such an addictive habit. I know my limits now and I know I could never ever just take one little puff again. I would be hooked all over again. My ex husband, Ricky died of lung cancer from smoking and I try to keep that in mind whenever I have a weak moment. And I will admit that there’s not a day goes by that I don’t miss it. It’s been two years now since I’ve been quit.
I have purchased a home, land and a car in MY name alone. Those were huge events in my life. I don’t still have some of those anymore but I now know they are possible. I am in the process of cleaning up my finances and trying to become debt free. It’s a hard feat but that is my current goal.
I have went on a vacation to Africa and Asia. I never thought that would be a possibility for me. But thank God, it was. I didn’t even realize how much it meant to me until I went. It was on this trip that I realized my passion for traveling. I love to see how the rest of the world lives. I love seeing and smelling the sights of a foreign land. Hopefully that was not my last overseas trip. Again, another thing to add onto my wish list.
Last but not necessarily least, I made peace with myself and my religion. I am a Catholic who left the church and finally came back. I may not believe in everything the Catholic Church is for but it is the most peaceful place on Earth to me. I love being a catholic. I feel closer to God being catholic than with any other faith. I love talking with God everyday and continuing to grow into a better person. I feel like at this stage in my life I know who I am and know what I want. I no longer feel guilty saying no to things I don’t want to do. And I know the kind of people I want to associate myself with.
Hopefully I will live for another 30 or 40 more years and who knows what I will accomplish in that time. But if God should cut my life short today then I do feel satisfied with hitting the most important things on my list.