Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Greatest Accomplishment

Last week someone asked me what I thought my greatest accomplishment has been. Since I graduated in college in 2006, I have always said graduating and finishing school. Then I really started to think about it. I thought about everything that's been hard. The things that I've had to be strong through, show determination and dedication. My greatest accomplishment has changed.
 
Starting a new life. Moving 2,415 miles west to the other side of the continent. Leaving behind every single person I know. Buying a home that I had only walked through for 5 minutes, one time for the first time. Then not seeing it again until the day I moved all of my belongings in to it. Being all alone for months and not seeing family. Learning to take care of everything myself including yard work. Learning how to navigate a new town and not have to use my gps to get to my own home.

Putting myself out there and making new friends. That's not an easy thing as we become older. I've surrounded myself with good people and they've become my family out here. They've helped me not to feel as lonely as I could have been. We have dinners, go to the movies, take road trips... it's been a great experience. I've been able to survive the hard days and make it to the easier ones. I'm hoping that more good times are on the horizon.

So yes, my greatest accomplishment has been making the move across the country. I've been able to start a new life out here. I've been able to work, live and thrive. I'm living my accomplishment. I'm hanging in there and rolling with it. Granted, I can't wait to go home and see my family and friends.

6 comments:

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I think that is a great accomplishment!

JMJE said...

I think that's a really great accomplishment to have. It took a lot of bravery for you to make that move.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Do you know that I don't even know what my greatest accomplishment is? I'm realizing that my family makes me feel like I'm never good enough, so coming up with a greatest accomplishment is really hard for me.

It's probably time to change that...

Deidre said...

It is a great accomplishment indeed! And just because it's an amazing accomplishment doesn't mean that you can't be excited about going home.

M said...

It is definitely something to be proud of. I've been there...done that so I totally get it!

LaNeshe M.W. said...

That is a huge accomplishment.