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Old 10-27-2007, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are you ever proud of yourselves?

This came off as I was bragging off to you, and I was, with all my rights, I think. But I was drunk as well.

Well, first off my mom had a cancer-thingie in her throat that got surgecally removed this thursday. My wife is pregnant. My dog will get his cist (some kind of a bold, probably cancer said vet) removed next week. My parole officer had me to visit several meetings these last couple of weeks, because it's the end of the parole. I had tests, had papers to do, and so on and so forth In school I had to end all sorts of courses just this week. Despite all that shit getting me home at approx 8.00 pm (everyday the last two weeks) to do my homework, today I took two tests that are career-defining. First one of them was from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. The other one was quick. "University-test" and an IQ-test.

Thinking of all my stress that has been these past weeks, with all the meetings, visiting my mom, getting my dog to the vet, and getting the midterm-grade of "A", makes me feel proud of myself. My wife likes to think that I'm an alcoholic (I used to party, but I haven't partied in 3 months), and I wouldn't interfer, but my therapist said I'm not and today I felt like it was appropriate with alcohol. So, cheeers mates. Drinking whiskey, smoking cigars. Y'all know how it is, when you get through that special shit! In Sweden, these "university-tests" are kind of like midterm-tests or something. It grades you and gives you attraction for the universities in the future.

Well, that's my story.

I'd like to hear yours. When were you proud of yourselves? When was the day when you felt like you're on top of the world?

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Old 10-27-2007, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im always on top of the world. Im proud of most everything I do. Nothing in specefic. Im just the "shit" when it comes down to it. Those are the words that keep me going in the day, HA. I was most proud when I graduated high school. My next proud moments will be getting a family, Career and being a pro MMA fighter. Not as busy as you are, thats for sure.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Im always on top of the world. Im proud of most everything I do. Nothing in specefic. Im just the "shit" when it comes down to it. Those are the words that keep me going in the day, HA. I was most proud when I graduated high school. My next proud moments will be getting a family, Career and being a pro MMA fighter. Not as busy as you are, thats for sure.
Great, I wish I could start thinking like that - being on top of the world all the time.

Yeah, it's been a busy couple of weeks. Now we have this break in school in Sweden called "fall break". You guys have that? So I'm pretty much free from the school for a week now.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Im generally better at soccer and grappling then alot of people I know, so thats always uplifting, which helps alot in my shitty life.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm proud of myself for not ever submitting to this so-called "peer pressure" shit, and that I've never had to rely on a substance to cope with my problems. I see people doing this all the time, "Man I'm so stressed out I just wanna get WASTED!"

I'm a generally happy guy, and I'm proud of that because keeping your life together is hard work.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm proud of myself for not ever submitting to this so-called "peer pressure" shit, and that I've never had to rely on a substance to cope with my problems. I see people doing this all the time, "Man I'm so stressed out I just wanna get WASTED!"

I'm a generally happy guy, and I'm proud of that because keeping your life together is hard work.
Congrats, getting ****ed up is the most overrated bullshit on this planet.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes.

I'm proud that at 30, I cut 12 pounds (my first cut), participated in my first grappling competition over the weekend, lost (points), and still managed to learn at least 5 important lessons from the loss without taking an ego hit. I let it bother me for a couple of hours but I occupied my mind with figuring out what I need to work on for my next competition and got over it really fast. It has taken years to really get over my insecurities. I tried to pass myself off as confident in the past, but it feels like I've finally arrived. For so long I thought I would be forced to survive as a deeply flawed, unhappy person. It still blows my mind that I'm so happy with my life.

Basically, what I've been proudest of lately has been my ability to analyze my natural reactions to potentially negative stimuli and modify my behavior in a positive way.

Other than that, I'm proud of pulling back from the edge about ten years ago, straightening my life out, getting a degree, getting to my last year of law school, finishing 4th in a national negotiation competition, working on a $15m divorce case ALONE, helping people get out of abusive relationships in a restraining order clinic, mediating small claims cases, and most importantly, meeting and marrying the greatest woman in the world.

These things don't make me feel better than anyone else in the world. They make me feel better than the person I was yesterday. And yesterday, I worked my hardest to be a better person than the day before.
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When the days get rough, the things that make me feel awesome are
my guitar skills
my ponytail which is down to my ass
memories from all those wicked parties we've had back at the house years ago.

Thinking about those things no matter what the day brings, always makes me feel good and makes me push forward to better that pride I have.

Also, that I've accomplished alot in my 20 years on this planet and look to double that success within the next 20 years.
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I'm proud of myself for not ever submitting to this so-called "peer pressure" shit, and that I've never had to rely on a substance to cope with my problems. I see people doing this all the time, "Man I'm so stressed out I just wanna get WASTED!"

I'm a generally happy guy, and I'm proud of that because keeping your life together is hard work.
I'm the exact opposite, I'm proud I am not a ******* *****. Got a problem, drink some Vodka, get some sleep and handle that shit in the morning. I never confide any of my shit to anyone, most likely trust issues and the fact that I never had anyone growing up. Alcohol kept me going the last six years of my life, and other substances didn't hurt either.

I'm proud of the fact I can get shit handled, and I can probably fall back on that if my education falls through. I'll do things other people won't and I react well to situations other people can't handle.

I'm proud I am tough mentally and physically and a little crazy.

I am proud of my body. I put a lot of work into training, and even though it isn't for looks, it's nice when it gets noticed.

I am proud of my musical tastes and the fact I can play giutar.

I am proud I am intelligent. I aint a genius, but at least I know whats going on in politics and am at least a little clever.
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