It’s time for a contest!
We are all flawed in some way. When I think of all the things I still can’t do, I cringe with embarrassment. I’m scared of driving, it still takes me a minute to tell my right from my left (note that the former could be related to the latter!) and for a French, my cooking skills are quite lame. Body’s net perfect either: butt’s too big, thighs are too thick, lips could be fuller, small toenail looks weird, I can’t see out of my left eye and somehow, my legs never seem to get tan as much as my arms.
Life can be frustrating too: I’m still looking for the perfect job that will allow me to create, write, take pictures and travel the world. I’m struggling right now because there is not enough work at school: I’m getting less and less hours and my pay check is getting smaller and smaller every week. Meanwhile, I’m attending classes at university and it takes all my energy… but I still don’t know if my French degrees will be recognized — I’m hoping I’m not doing that for nothing.
You can’t always get what you want…
Yet, when I look back at the last few years, I’m pretty proud of what I did and what I achieved. I traveled 27 countries. I moved to Canada and handled the immigration process successfully. At 26 years old, I became the citizen of a country I chose to live in. I speak two languages fluently, and another two pretty well. I discovered that I loved photography and I’m having a blast capturing the world through my lens. I’m starting to understand how the world works, and I’m sure there will be opportunities around the corner.
I could go on and on about the things I’ d like to change, improve, about what I’m not happy with. But I’m going to be positive and focus on what I accomplished so far, keeping my fingers cross and hoping for more chances.
We all accomplished something to be proud of, something we never thought we could do. I want to hear from you!
What is your biggest achievement so far?
To participate, blog about your biggest achievement. Don’t be shy to brag: after all, this is the “feel good” contest! Link back to this post and don’t forget to let me know about it by leaving a comment.
On July 28th, I’ll randomly pick three lucky winners by attributing to each entry a number, and using a random number generator.
Each winner will receive a 10 x 8 print of one of my travel photography shot: Finland, China, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil… you choose! I’ll take care of everything, from printing to shipping. All the pictures are currently on display in The Shop.
Have fun guys!