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What are you most proud of?

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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I am sure between us all we have achieved lots so lets share our proudest moments! 

You go first, then I'll share mine  :)
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  • SUlee226SUlee226 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Cher, I hope you are well. I am really proud of my children first and foremost, but also proud of myself, as a child I was quite creative, designing things, writing poems & short stories,but then just for fun. But I used to write for the Southborough & High Brooms newsletter, I did a cookery column for 7yrs, then a poetry corner and also a gardening column. But in 2010 I had a poem of mine published in a book called “Regional Anthology of Poems!” And 2yrs later another poem of mine was published in another regional poem book. Now I write short stories for children, mostly for my grandchildren. Now your turn Cher.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    Wow @SUlee226  you do right to be proud of all that. Your grandchildren are very lucky to have such a gifted gran.

    My proudest achievement is one of two things (yes I'm that proud  :)

    The first one is I overcame a fear of flying by going on a flying without fear course.  This was a massive step for me and it literally opened up a whole new world.  Great things lie beyond your comfort zone!  

    The second one is doing my undergraduate degree as a mature student and winning two awards for my work.  I couldn't go to university at the same age as my friends because of illness and it gave me a real sense of accomplishment to finally show what I could do! 

    Who's next?  
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope I missed out on university at the “normal” age due to illness as well, and hope to be a mature student some day. It is inspiring to see that you have managed to do that :)
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    @66Mustang Aww thank you  <3 I have enjoyed every moment of my time at uni and would definitely recommend it.  
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    I haven’t really achieved very much so far in my life although I am most proud of passing my driving test, as in addition to the challenges that all new drivers face, I had to deal with a lot of other issues that most drivers will never have to deal with.

    I’m also proud of my GCSE results as I was very unwell during the exam period but I still managed to get some decent grades. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    @66Mustang I'd say you have achieved plenty given you have faced many obstacles other people don't have to.  Passing your driving test and getting decent GCSE grades is fab!
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang Aww thank you  <3 I have enjoyed every moment of my time at uni and would definitely recommend it.  
    I’m just wondering, did you go to a “brick and mortar” university, or did you study online?

    Also, how old were you when you studied, if that’s not too personal a question?

    Thanks! :smile:
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    No it's okay, I did an access course at a college followed by face to face teaching at a red brick university.  Also, I was in my mid 30's and there was older people on my course too.  It's never too late  :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I'd say you have achieved plenty given you have faced many obstacles other people don't have to.  Passing your driving test and getting decent GCSE grades is fab!
    Thanks, that’s really kind of you to say. :smile:
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    No problem it's true  :)

    What other proud moments have people experienced?  Don't be shy! 
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,269 Disability Gamechanger
    I wonder how much more quickly a 'what are your biggest regrets' thread would grow...  :o

    I must admit, I'm also struggling to find something I take pride in now.  A lot of the things that I have 'achieved' despite my issues are bittersweet because I could only do them once and hated it the whole time I was there, only appreciating what I'd done afterwards but not able to even attempt it again.

    I did win a 'student of engineering' award back when I was in college which I should probably be proud of.  Never thought much of it at the time.  Assumed it was just some Millennial equality thing where everyone would get an award.  I tried to pass it up as I was terrified of going to an award ceremony but was strongly persuaded to go.  It turned out there were only 2 out of each sector that won the awards so slightly more exclusive than I expected!

    Still had to go to the ceremony and hated it lol, had to walk up on stage in front of a huge hall full of people...also had my picture taken and put in the local paper...  :D
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,422

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    Us British are a bashful lot aren't we?  I know personally, I find it easier to criticise myself but it's something I'm working on! 

    That's an amazing achievement @OverlyAnxious The mere thought of engineering makes my brain hurt as I'm not technically minded.  I am sure you earned every second of that awkward prize-giving ceremony  :) Do you still have the cut out from the local paper?
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,269 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Us British are a bashful lot aren't we?  I know personally, I find it easier to criticise myself but it's something I'm working on! 

    That's an amazing achievement @OverlyAnxious The mere thought of engineering makes my brain hurt as I'm not technically minded.  I am sure you earned every second of that awkward prize-giving ceremony  :) Do you still have the cut out from the local paper?
    Yes, I'm really trying to be less negative myself in all aspects of life...it's surprisingly difficult!  I realise now that it's not something that just happens, but something that takes constant hard work!

     I don't have a cut-out myself but I reckon an older family member probably still does!

    I like engineering as it's set by rules and laws that (almost) never change...makes it all nice and predictable!  It's the unpredictable nature of humans that I struggle with!  :D
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,364 Disability Gamechanger
    Great thread 

    I would have to say my proud achievement is being a mum and nurturing my son to be the person he is now and becoming.

    I have picked myself up after a very rough few years, which included broken marriage, losing my leg, losing my job and home, losing my independance becoming a single parent all within the same year

    Now I am back to enjoying life though it is a different life and my son has been my rick and my reason for keeping fighting
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    @OverlyAnxious It is a habit we need to work on, replacing that negative inner voice with a friendlier, best-friend one.  I agree humans are a struggle  :D

    @janer1967 Blimey lady.  That is an awful lot to process and you've come out the other end as strong as you are.  Well done.  I bet your son is a true credit to you.  
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    My proudest achievement has to be getting a first class honours degree. I gave absolutely everything (probably too much) and was really passionate about what I was studying. I'm also really proud of my blog and what that has led to. I started it to ensure other young people with CP weren't alone.  <3
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 318 Pioneering
    lots of great story's here, I'm most proud of my three kids, they are definitely my greatest achievement,
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,383 Disability Gamechanger
    Apart from my children I made a very nice bookcase which hasn’t been thrown out yet.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,829 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm most proud of the fact that in three weeks time we will have been married for 39 years, for better for worse and in sickness and in health we have stood together side by side .
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,383 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations @woodbine I know what it’s like to have such a relationship, I’ve been engaged for over 40 years myself! Fear of commitment...
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,364 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine Thats a great achievement bet you have been through lots of things together
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,829 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not been a bed of roses, and we've had a few challenges over the years and we have both had near death health problems, but we always face everything together.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
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