Accomplishments

Today’s blog prompt asks: What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010?

This one is also a bit difficult for me to answer.  As you faithful readers know, 2010 was a big year for me.  So I guess it all comes down to where your focus is in life… which also doesn’t help because I don’t have one major area on which I focus.  There are really two or three areas.  All of them are important because they all intertwine and are reliant on one another in some way to succeed.

So, let’s start with work.  I work at a library and supervise the people who check your books out and the people who shelve them.  I have a great job but I always want more and I almost always have a plan.  One of the most difficult parts of my plan was completed this year when I got my Masters in Library Science.  That accomplishment has resulted in doors that are opened wider, and a feeling of greatness on my part.  I know that I wouldn’t have been able to do it as well or as completely if I didn’t have two other areas in my life to rely upon: my family and my health.

On the family front, by far my biggest accomplishment was getting married.  It’s not like it was a surprise or like planning the wedding was super hard work or like my husband and I had some major crisis to overcome in getting married.  But I guess it counts as an accomplishment because we’ve always known we’d do it even though it never felt like the right time.  Finishing school and being healthy were two major components in us deciding it was “right” to get married last year.

Healthwise the accomplishment isn’t something major like beating back a disease or coming through surgery, but it is something that’s every bit as difficult for most Americans – keeping weight off.  I wasn’t 100% successful with this accomplishment since I regained about 15 pounds that I lost, but I could have regained a lot more.  And I know that the healthier food choices I made gave me the energy to finish school, plan a wedding and honeymoon, and deal with all the stress of the latter part of the year without having major health complications of my own.

So, those are my accomplishments for 2010.  What are yours?

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4 Comments

  1. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! I think thy are great.

    In answer to your question, though I am not sure it is the most important one, it is the one I am most proud of – I finished the C25K program (in time, not distance – I ran 30 minutes straight) and got to where I could run over 2 miles without stopping to walk.

    • Congrats on finishing C25K. I was on a bit of a hiatus with the holidays. I know – bad me! I’ve been watching (and inspired by) your progress. You’ll be back to running soon. Happy new year!

  2. Hello, Danie! I found your blog via the #postaday2011 tag feed, and it’s nice to meet you. Congrats on keeping off that 15 pounds, plus earning your Master’s Degree. Wow! Best of luck with the challenge and happy new year.

    • It’s nice to meet you too Kathryn! Thanks for stopping by and for your well wishes!


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