And by that I mean:
Accomplishments...oh wow...lets see....my initial reaction, especially after reading your accomplishments was absolutely nothing...but if I really look at myself, I graduated with a bachelors in criminal justice, then with a Masters in Counseling. I am currently learning neurofeedback and working on my certification in that. My instructor who has a neurofeedback clinic has taken me under her wing and is doing things I have never had anyone do for me before, not even my parents. She is training me to do neurofeedback for free, letting me use her equipment to experiment and learn on my son as well as her clients, she is starting up a partnership with someone who has a counseling office closer to where I live so once I am trained and she is confident in my abilities I will basically take over the neurofeedback part of that partnership. She paid for me to attend a conference so I can make connections with potential employers, then she paid the 700.00 for me to attend a class which is the first 24 of 36 hours I need to start my certification process...I will be paying her back by doing treatments for her clients. She is going to credit me 10.00 a person so only 70 people and I will be paid in full....
I have survived my first year seperated from my husband. As long as we live in different places we seem to get along great, so I have to continually remind myself that if we do live together it gets bad and I can never trust him again...we can be friends but that is all. my house is a mess inside and out, especially after last week of going to Colorado Springs (1 1/2 hour drive one way) for three days and having class for 9 hours....then catch up with client sessions...then today Kevin is going to prom so I got to run around getting him haircut and shave, last minute shopping for odd things, run over to my sisters to get the flowers (she is a florist and she made the flowers for Kevin) etc...tomorrow will be catch up on laundry at the laundry mat since my machine has decided it doesnt want to do any more laundry...ever....and hopefully we can get caught up on dishes and start digging through all of these boxes of stuff that were just randomly stuffed to move....yes it has been a year and I have yet to get to that part of the move.... My goal this summer is to get all the stuff in the tent in the back yard dealt with and eiter thrown away, boxed better and in crawl space or out front for a massive yard sale....also hoping to hit the garage stuff too...then off to one of the two storage units we have stuff in too....
Drove by our old house the other day...it is no longer purple, they re sided it green...and ugly green at that. The huge evergreen tree in the front they butchered it and cut the branches off half way up the trunk....they also yanked out Daniel's bush....I hope the woodpecker visits them as often as he visited us...lol
Anyway, that is all I can say I have or have not accomplished lately...
Sounds darned good to me, Kat.
Well at first I couldnt really think of anything at all because well I couldnt? Then today I had an aha moment.. I think my accomplishments were that I was doing more things on my own. I dont need
Now that's what I'm talking about, Free.
I am pretty sure this isn't what you mean but what I am the proudest of is my children.
My oldest Jessica will be 18 in two weeks and holds two part time jobs, baby-sits a little boy regularly (treats him like he is her own), is making good grades in school, has a steady boyfriend who she has been with for awhile who treats her like gold, and God help anyone who messes with her family. This weekend I was a little bummed (and not over what I thought I would be bothered by) and she took me to get my nails filled and then the whole family, her boyfriend (he is already family), and the little boy she baby-sits out to dinner. We had a great time at dinner and everyone did everything they could to cheer me up. I am happy to say the influence of her father seems to have passed her because he had a hard time keeping one job let alone two and school!! He would have thrown a fit over me being bummed but not her she tried to make things better. I am worried she will burn out but the two jobs just started and school is almost out for the year so hopefully it will be OK.
Erick is still doing great. He is not fond of my boyfriend over things that have happened, most his fault but I do tend to over react at times, that have upset me but he understands I am more miserable without him and he does make me happy and has made changes so puts up with him to make me happy. Erick says all he wants is for me to be happy. It is late and he heard that I was hungry and offered to make me a hamburger. He has come a long way!!
My other two are just as wonderful and I have no idea how I have managed to raise them to be this way. There is nothing else that I will ever do that will make me feel better then they do and for how they are turning out!!
It has been a long, long time since I’ve been over here, so long in fact that I forgot what email address I was using, ergo I couldn’t figure out how the (&%#&^% to log in!
Thanks for the post, Queen.
ACK, just realized that last post was directed at mapleleaf rather than Queen.
Thanks Harm. I am just to proud of them that I want to shout on the roof top how proud I am and what great kids they are and point out how lucky the world is they are this way and not like their father. I can not see ever being prouder of anything else because it has not been easy to undo the years of abuse and I didn't do this alone. They deserve most of the credit especially E. He is the one who had to admit he was the one with a problem and do the work to fix it. My children are so strong and I know they get that from me but it is hard to admit at times that I am strong but they had to get it from some where and it didn't come from the weak man they call the sperm donor.
I was also proud of me yesterday for figuring out how to get my God daughter a present for the anniversary of her baptism without dealing to much with her mother who I don't care if I ever have to talk to again. Not only did I have to come up with a fitting gift when I am not real religious but they are getting that way but had to get it to her too, LOL. If I was with my ex he would have thrown a fit over it all and said it wasn't worth it and yeah been a bigger mess. But I did it and saw her mother for a minute or two and it went OK.
Harm great idea or the post and
Everyone has accomplished a LOT. congratulations, especially to frustrated3. I can't imagine getting to school again.
Myself - I really have taken 2 steps forward, 1 step back..no..not accomplished much (yet) :(