There are times when I sit at my computer and wonder what on Earth to write about. A blog everyday is certainly a challenge and I am happy to be having fun with it, but I occasionally struggle with an idea for my next post. On those days, I find myself looking out the window like a schoolgirl, daydreaming about anything except my next blog.
Sometimes, it’s not the window that draws my eye, but the wall above my computer screen. It’s covered with certificates and awards and memories of achievements. It is a classic brag wall.
Not all the items are mine. Greg and I share the office space, so we share the brag wall, too. There are awards for writing, awards for contributions to important projects and the all-important diplomas.
My Air Force discharge is prominent. There’s a commendation from the Commonwealth of Virginia. I still get a chuckle out of the two large caricatures drawn by the same artist almost ten years apart.
Brag walls are a fun way to remind ourselves of moments in time when we were important; when we achieved something noteworthy. With big corner offices a thing of the past, the office brag wall has been relegated to home. I’ve seen friends stack their framed kudos and stow them in a closet or attic, never to see the light of day again. I, for one, think that’s a bit of a shame. I like seeing and sharing the joy of the accomplishments of others. I love learning about my friends’ successes.
Pull your framed celebrations out of those boxes and remind yourself of the highlights of your life.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Celebrate your achievements as well as your adventures.
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