22 March 2018

Why Being Proud Of Your Achievements Is Important & My Own Personal Achievements


Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well. First of all let me just apologize for not blogging in a long time. I have been so busy with work, and then I fell really ill and I have also just been so uninspired which is never fun however today I have been inspired by a new blog post and it's inspired by something I have seen a lot within the blogging community at the moment so I thought why not write my own thoughts. I hope you enjoy this post.

If you were not aware the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and Blogosphere Awards are just around the corner. Twitter and instagram are filled with bloggers asking people who enjoy their content to vote for them which I have been doing of course, however unfortunately there are some people in the community who seem to think this is begging for votes and therefore not being that supportive and I've even seen a few people say they are not going to vote for anyone who is asking people to vote for them. I find this ridiculous. A. How are you going to know who is nominated if these people don't say and B. If you are a part of this community why wouldn't you want to show your support to others. You never know - it could be you one day!

I just think this is such a bad and very negative attitude to have. Most of the people who are nominated are the most humble, hard working girls in the industry. They are all super inspiring and for a lot of them this is the first time they have been nominated for anything like this. They are excited, shocked and super proud of themselves and this is in no way a bad thing. I think it is so, so important to be proud of your achievements. We only have one life and how much we accomplish within it is something to look back on in the future when we are old and grey. Getting a little bit deep here I know but it's true.

Growing up I always had people bash me and as a result I'm the sort of person to not really share when I've done something I'm proud of or achieved something major. At school as hard as I worked the grades unfortunately never showed it and it was so frustrating. I would always be studying and revising during my free time but I just felt like my hard work never paid off. I had a horrible teacher at school who even told me and my parents that I would never make it to university and get a decent job. Not only did I prove her wrong but I am in a job I absolutely love right now. I'm a very quite and shy person (if you know me personally you'll disagree) but today I wanted to share some of the achievements I am proud of below.

- Even though I had to repeat a year in school I ended up getting good enough grades to take me to college to study a topic I am extremely passionate about. Travel and Tourism. I did a 2 year BTEC National Diploma course where my predicted grades was Pass Pass Pass (PPP). I defied all odds and finished college with a Distinction Merit Merit (DMM). This meant I got good enough grades to get into university where I graduated with an Upper Second Class Honors Degree (2:1).

- During my final year of university I started this blog. 5 years on and I have made so many incredible friends, become so inspired and I'm only a couple views away from reaching 400,000 views on FleurDanielle. When I started this blog I didn't even think 10 people would read this blog and to think I'm that close to FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND views and have TWO THOUSAND people following just blows my mind and I'm so proud of myself.

- When I finished university I was struggling with getting a job. I suffer with depression and anxiety and the fact I felt I was getting nowhere in life really didn't help. One day I got an email to say that I had got a job to work as an overseas children's representative overseas for 6 months. Even though I went to university I would occasionally come home for the weekend so home comforts and my family were never far away so the idea of going overseas for 6 months did scare me, however I did it and it was the most incredible summers of my life. Not one single regret.

- When I came back from my six months overseas I was back to square one. I was supposed to be going back again the following year but I decided that I needed something a little bit more permanent so I applied for jobs and got nowhere until I got a call from British Airways inviting me to an assessment day. I passed and got the job and three years later I am still there, loving every minute and I have been lucky enough to travel to some incredible places.

You may be reading this thinking...hmm that's not really a lot of achievements and I agree, but for me they are the main achievements that have shaped my life these past few years. I guess the point of this post is no matter how big or small you think you achievements are, in terms of shaping the person you are they are absolutely huge and you should be proud. Never write them off, and never write anyone else's achievements off either. On a similar note never ever let people make you feel bad for something you've achieved. Always remember this tends to come from a place of jealousy. It's not you it's them.

I hope you enjoyed this post. This is something I have thought about a lot lately and I was inspired to just share my thoughts today. I hope it has inspired you to be proud of your achievements no matter how big or small. Be sure to let me know in the comments below something you are proud of. Thank you for reading!

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