I love asking people what accomplishment they’re most proud of. It’s my favorite get-to-know-you question, though it’s a bit personal, so it can’t be asked too early. It’s a get-to-know-you-deeper question, I guess.
So … what have you accomplished that you are most proud of?
My first answer would be I’m proud of moving across the country by myself twice. When my time comes, I don’t want people to say, “Candace sure lived her life … safely,” or “She sure made the easy decisions well.”
Nope, I want to experience all life has to offer. I don’t want to miss a thing. So, I’m going crazy tonight. I had planned to go to a fundamentals yoga class tonight, so I can work toward aerial yoga. Yeah, aerial yoga. Anti-gravity yoga, yoga in a sling. There’s a place 10 blocks from me and I WANT TO DO IT! I’m not going to miss out on aerial yoga.
Instead, I’m laying in bed on a heating pad because I have a pinched nerve. I don’t know how I managed to pinch it, but it was sore all day at work. I came home, determined to go to yoga anyway, until I winced in pain just changing my pants. I didn’t even attempt the top before laying back on my bed and texting my yoga-teacher friend to confirm I could still go to class. No way, she responded.
So I’m sitting here thinking about what I could do next. I’ve browsed the NYU course catalog. I checked the Om Factory calendar for the next fundamentals class that will fit my schedule. I scrolled through the discount Broadway tickets site. I cooked myself dinner. I watched last night’s “Smash.” I texted half a dozen friends. I browsed airfares. And I looked into where I could buy soccer gear for the team I signed up for.
I’m really proud to feel restless. That’s the deeper answer to my question above. I’m proud of knowing exactly what I want and giving my goals a leg to stand on. I’m proud to be the person I’ve become.
Wait, you didn’t give me your answer. Let’s hear it. What are you proud of?
I’m a journalist, content strategist, doting auntie, amateur bobsledder, fitness enthusiast, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.