The Post Where I Get a Little Narcissistic

This is going to be a narcissistic post, but I don't care.

I'm proud of myself. 

I'm proud of going after a job I really wanted, even it meant waiting around for ages for things to come together. That waiting prompted me to ask my boss for exactly what I wanted. And I got it. Ask and you shall RECEIVE. 

I'm proud of making the decision to move to New York and really going with that decision. I've learned from this experience that making a decision, even if a little unsure about it, is better than vacillating between too many choices. 

I'm proud of knowing that I can have the things I want in a career: a job I am truly passionate about, one where I get to travel for work, where I get to talk to students about fulfilling a dream of studying and living abroad, and where I don't have to go to the same office everyday (I enjoy mixing up the work week). 

I am proud for not settling. And in order to not settle, I had to work for it. I had to take less pay in an assistant role while keeping the main, grand goal in mind. In doing this, I have achieved said goal! This doesn't mean that this job will be all rainbows and butterflies...I will sometimes have to work weekends and late nights, but I welcome this knowing I will be doing something that I really, really love. This sits well with my soul. 

Lastly, I am proud for being true to myself. I knew deep down it was time for a move, time for a change, time for some action. This truth nagged at me everyday, and I knew it could not be ignored any longer. I am proud for being Ashley, unapologetically. 

This WAS a narcissistic post, but I am proud of being able to claim these actions as my own, and for knowing sometimes it's okay to be a little proud. 

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  1. Congrats! And no, don't worry about being 'boastful' because you have earned it. Many of us have worked hard paying our dues with part time work or little pay hoping for the 'big break' so to speak. Revel in your accomplishment and the fulfilling journey yet to come.

  2. I love this post and your honesty. And you should be proud of all of those things, they are amazing achievements, congratulations! Have an amazing weekend lovely lady x

  3. You should be proud of yourself! You have accomplished so much and stayed so true to yourself. It makes me happy!

  4. I'm proud of you too! And so excited! Can't wait to follow your move to NYC!! xxx

  5. I love this! This is awesome! Theres nothing better than being true to yourself, for going after what you want, for biding your time when you know you need to to gain the big picture. Looking forward to all your move to NYC updates

  6. Yes, yes, yes! I's good to feel that way. Knowing you're doing your life right. And, yay NYC!

  7. On the contrary - I don't find this post narcissistic at all! I see someone who has worked hard and is putting forth courage to do something she wants. And you are simply acknowledging your hard work and I think it is AWESOME you are so proud of yourself. I'm proud of you, too!

  8. Being proud of yourself isn't really narcissistic. Everyone deserves a pat on the back every now and then!

  9. There is ZERO shame in celebrating your accomplishments, particularly ones that you worked extra hard for!

  10. These are good reasons to be proud!

    ~ Robin

  11. ElleSees.blogspot.com4:03 AM, July 10, 2015

    i love this about you--your willingness to go after you want. and you have! cannot wait for the nyc adventures.

  12. I don't think this is narcissistic. You rocked and should be proud!! I know I am proud of you.


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