What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
- It’s cheesy and kinda cliche, but graduating high school and making it to college. I take for granted how difficult it actually was to accomplish all that. My parents and my teachers did a lot of work in this little brain of mine, which I suppose makes it as much an accomplishment for them as it was for me.
- Surviving freshman year of college. It’s a similar accomplishment to graduating, but it is one nonetheless. First semester, I figured, “I had 7 classes a day in high school, I can handle 5 every day,” which was really very not true. It took a lot of work, even if it was 101 level work. All of that added to living on my own for the first time was quite a feat. And here I am. I survived just fine.
- When I was a gymnast as a young lass, I was fairly mediocre. At one meet, I was on top of my game. I got a 9.2 on the bars, which earned me a gold medal. Well, I actually received a plaque, but it says “First Place” on it. That was an exciting day in my childhood.
- I don’t know how much of an accomplishment it is, but being a Young Life leader. God has done the heavy lifting, so I suppose it’s more of a joint accomplishment. It was a weird day when I got placed. I had wanted to be a leader since I was a sophomore in high school, so when it happened I felt all the feelings. I was excited, nervous, terrified, ecstatic, overwhelmed, you know, all the feelings. And it’s been great.
- Staying an optimistic, hopeful person. Sin has always been present in the world, but it seems like these days, tragedies are all too common. Hope is a difficult thing to hold on to in this time, but Jesus gives me hope. So again, not really my accomplishment, but still a difficult feat.