What is it for you?

Jacksonville, Florida
January 20, 2012 8:31pm CST
We all have things we are not so proud of or we regret. But we all have something that we are proud of too. For me I am proud that I took one job in my life that was embarrassing and to some shameful but I worked there to take care of my children. I made sure they had food and everything they needed. I put my children before my feelings like most mothers. What is something you did that you never thought you would or could? What are you proud of yourself for?
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@AmbiePam (44990)
• United States
21 Jan 12
If you were a hooker don't tell me. lol
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Jan 12
No nothing that bad! Lol. I didnt take a job that I could get killed at by either disease or by a pimp!! Lol.
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• United States
21 Jan 12
I never thought I would love a guy who loved me back. But it has happened. And as for what I am proud of myself is that I have hope these days.And I speak my mind more.
• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Jan 12
I am so happy for you! Those are good things to be proud of. =)
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• United States
23 Jan 12
Thanks. You changed your avatar. You look determined! You Go Girl!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 12
Desperate times calls for desperate measures, and who are we to judge what you do as shameful or embarrass? You put your family first before yourself, I think most mothers in your situation you found yourself in would have done exactly the same. I am proud of myself at the age of 32 going back to college and sitting in a class of 29 sixteen year old girls. And getting ridiculed every day by them, it was a harrowing experience, but I wanted to learn childcare. I came away with an NVQ3 because I refused to give up and I refused to let them get to me. It took a lot of courage but I succeeded.
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 12
Yes, mothers do these things for our children even if we do not like it ourselves... That is really awesome that you stuck through it and did what you wanted to do. That is a really good accomplishment! I am about to go to cosmetology school and I know it will be tough because of my teeth and I will probably get some negative comments but I am not going to give up because of it. This is what I want to do!
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
23 Jan 12
I did something similar. Back when we just got here, and I couldn't find work anywhere, I took on a job scraping rust off luxury boats. I know it isn't that embarassing, but I never told my parents that. I never told them that their son, with a BS degree, came home everyday showered with metal rust everywhere. It was a job, and I needed to do it, to pay the bills. I guess I'm proud that it taught me humility.
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 12
That is good that you did what you had to do to take care of your family. That is exactly what I did. I am not proud of it in a sense because of what I was doing but at the same time I was being an awesome mother for it so I am proud. Kind of a weird situation I guess, lol. The job I took gave me more confidence in myself and made me realize I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to.
@celticeagle (112880)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jan 12
I set a goal for my self to get a job with a company that I had wanted to work for for many years. I got an interview and was scheduled for their test to determine if I was someone who would be good for the job. I passed the test and got the job. Unfortunately my mother got sick and I had to quick this job and take a part time one so I could spend time with her.
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 12
That is really awesome that you got the job though and its definitely something to be proud of for sure.
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
When I was a high school senior, I took the university entrance examination of the university of my dreams. I wasn't a good student back then, and I ended up not getting in that university. It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life, and back then, I honestly didn't know what do in order to get past it. I went to another university, and just before my second year, I took a transferee's exam to the first university I mentioned. I ended up passing, and that just silenced all the doubts I had about myself.
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 12
That is SO good that you ended up there anyway even though you thought you would not get in. That's definitely something to be really proud of!
• Nigeria
21 Jan 12
well, most people nowadays normally seeks a job dat there friend would love to see them with, the essential reason 4 working is to earn for living. once u can take care of the family all is well. for me as a student, i'm proud of being intelligent and glory be to god, the overall of everything is, i'm proud that i am with god, not with the devil.
• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Jan 12
That is great that you are a good student. That is definitely something to be proud of. =)
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
21 Jan 12
I am proud of myself because out of a little money in which I got during Christmas, I spend it on a business venture.. and now that business is growing so fast.. I thank GOD everyday for all His blessings..
• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Jan 12
That is awesome. I love spending money wisely. It is a great thing to do. I always say that if I ever win a lot of money I will invest in something that will earn me money back...
@Hatley (154629)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jan 12
hi lovingmybabies I once worked in the NancyAnn doll company a sleazy job gluing wigs on dolls about five inches tall. I needed the job, I had run away from home at twenty to see the world oh boy so young and so stupid instead of finishing my college courses. the job was really awful. we were paid by the wig and it had to be perfect,the manager took great delight in not passing hardly any of the dolls wigs. I left there and did get a job that paid more and that I knew how to do, nurses aide. so I am proud of my silly too young self for that. my dad came and brought me home which was embarrassing. know what in my thirties with my son also in junior college I went back to get an aa in English I aced it with 4 point gpa.then in my forties I took the last step two years at the U of Calif at Irvine and got my Ba in English.too bad I did not do that when I was in my twenties. So now at 85 I am an educated person going nowhere but you will always have your education so that was good. I am a writer but unpublished yet. .
• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jan 12
I think we all work a job that is not great when starting out. I moved out of my parents at 18, I thought I knew it all and I thought I would be okay...Not. I had to grow up quick and face the real world. Well you should be very proud of your education! That is great that you have one. =) Good luck with your writing as well.