Why It’s Okay To Be Excited About the Awesome Stuff You’re Doing

23 Apr

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I’m not going to lie…

My life is pretty awesome right now.

Last night, I took my very last exam EVER!!!

And then I cried like a baby because I got super sentimental thinking about how my school-life is completely OVER.

I now feel very old.

Ancient, really.

But I’m also really happy because I can be a somewhat normal and functioning member of society again.

I can sleep and I can read and I can sleep some more.

Again, my life is awesome…and I’m pretty sure yours is too.

So I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve been thinking about success and whether or not it’s like super braggy/bragish to tell people about the really cool stuff going on in our lives.

And here’s the conclusion I’ve come to…

People love to complain. People spend hours and hours and hours talking to everyone they know about just how awful things are.

Go to a bad restaraunt? Obviously, you’re going to complain about it to anyone who’ll listen.

Have a bad day? You’re going to complain regardless of whether or not anyone will listen.

And this, apparently, is acceptable.

So if we can accept the complaints and the negativity, then I see absolutely nothing wrong with sharing things that are awesome!

It’s definitely far more productive.

Now, you don’t need to be obnoxious. You don’t have to be like, “Oh, look at me…I’m better than you…you suck.”

That’s never cool.

But if you’ve worked hard and you’re on your way to living your dream and reaching your goals, heck…be proud of it!

Own it.

You’re allowed to be excited! You’re allowed to be proud of yourself!

Because if you don’t belive in your value and your success…

No one. Else. Will.

When it comes to your career, don’t be afraid to tell people about your accomplishments.

Especially us twentysomethings…we get it…we don’t have years and years of experience under our belts.

So for that specific reason, we have to make sure that the things we ARE doing…that we ARE accomplishing, we’re showcasing.

There’s nothing wrong with that.

And the peoploe who do have a problem with it?? Well, it’s probably because they don’t really have all that much going on anyway.

So don’t worry about them.

To all of you out there chasing your dreams, keep on going.

Don’t be shy to share your goals and your success. Who knows…maybe you’ll find that people are a lot more interested in helping you than you ever thought possible.

But how can they help you if no one knows what you’re chasing after?

Don’t be shy…if you’re working on something awesome, let me know!

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21 Responses to “Why It’s Okay To Be Excited About the Awesome Stuff You’re Doing”

  1. paradigms of leadership April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Congratulations on finishing your course… I know from the experience of my students how special this moment is. I look forward to your blog on graduation!

  2. Jess Herbine April 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Congratulationssss! Pop a bottle, dance around in your underwear and grab a bowl of ice cream for dinner tonight, because you and your accomplishments deserve it 😉

  3. surgeryattiffanys April 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    I hear you. I listen to complaints everyday…. But then, I guess that’s my job 🙂 I have to agree with you about too much whinging – don’t be a whinner, be a winner! Congratulations! Shout it on the the rooftop! I love happy people!!! 😀

  4. Sarah @ Shades of Sarah April 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Congratulations!! That’s such an exciting time, I wish I could relive it. And I like your perspective on complaining/”bragging” 🙂

  5. kcreal618 April 24, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    Congratulations! Praying all the best for you! I too finished my law school and praying to take my bar. I hope everything would go well this year. Last years had been tough for me but I pray that next year, I would be a lawyer. Cheers to your success! 🙂

  6. CL Mannarino April 24, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I completely agree. If we’re allowed to voice our complaints, then we should feel no remorse in celebrating our victories. 🙂

  7. Jessica Johnson April 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Good for you! I think too many people downplay their accomplishments so it is important to celebrate yourself!

  8. poorgradprobz April 24, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    I totally agree. People love to complain more than talk about the good things because they feel it’s too “braggy,” which should definitely change.

  9. aknoff11 April 25, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    This is spot on. How have we created a culture where a complaint is the first thing that comes out of our mouth as small talk? Good for you for sharing the positives.

  10. Rajeev April 29, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    hey kayla nice blog..pretty original stuff..you look pretty too, nice smile!

  11. caveat1ector May 1, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Hey, this is my first time here. Reading this blog post felt like being lavished with generous helpings of positivity; it was really refreshing! (Also, very appropriate picture lol.) This is a lovely blog 🙂

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