The things I’ve seen, the things I’ve done

What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.