I’m introducing a new series to my blog called Celebrate The Wins, and I’m going to tell you all about it.
Life is strange. When you’re young, you get rewarded for basic things. You get gold stars for writing your name. You get certificates for turning up. There are plenty of opportunities for praise and applause.
As you get older, it takes much more to be considered worthy of celebration. A promotion, a new house, an “important” birthday, passing your driving test. Yes, these things are fantastic but there are also so many beautiful, wonderful moments in between.
I know people will argue it’s just part of growing up that some of these moments slip by unnoticed, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Life is hard. We need to do more to acknowledge the good stuff.
Sometimes, doing the smallest task can seem like a huge victory. As someone who has plenty of experience of how challenging some days can be, I appreciate the elation you feel when you have a win. Other people might not understand the need to celebrate when you manage to go outside, or even get out of bed, but I do.
Perhaps you’ve just made a phone call you’ve been putting off for weeks. Maybe you’ve reached 100 followers on Twitter. Or you could have finally quit a job which was making you unhappy. Whatever it is that’s got you feeling good, I want to know.
The goal is to celebrate the wins together. I want us to share what we have achieved; to share our sense of joy. It doesn’t matter how small or big it is, if it’s brought you happiness or made you feel proud of yourself, I want to hear about it. I want to celebrate you. There will be no judgement.
With so much darkness in the world, I want us to share a little light. I want a space where people can revel in their victories, and others can cheer them on.
What you need to know:
If you would like to make a submission, please fill in this form. Please only share whatever information you are comfortable with and would be happy to have published on my blog.
If you have a picture you would like to include alongside your story, please email it separately to email@example.com, or send me a message on Twitter.
You can include ONE link – whether it’s your blog, business, YouTube channel, Instagram, whatever, it’s up to you.
While I’m sure you have achieved fantastic things in your life, I would like these to be recent achievements. Please try to make sure it has been no longer than a month since you have done it. There will be a little flexibility here, but if you start telling me about the time you backflipped at five-years-old, it probably won’t make the cut. 😉
As this will be ongoing, the form will always be open for you to share whatever you want. If you make multiple submissions, you will only be featured once in a post, but you may be featured in a different post at a later date. It may require some patience on your part, but I would like to feature as many as I can. So, if you don’t see yourself in a post, know that I am getting to you!
I would like to request that you only share stories which relate to you directly. Although I understand you will have great stories about others and what they’re doing, it would defeat the point. I want this to be about personal accomplishments.
If I receive similar answers from different people, I plan to share them both because I’m celebrating the individual and their experience. I don’t want anybody to feel like their achievement has been overlooked.
Celebrate The Wins will start on Wednesday June 27th and will be a fortnightly feature. Every two weeks, I will share between 5 and 10 wins, depending on their length.
I would love for you to take part.
It makes me so happy to hear about people doing well. I have a very broad definition of what that means, because I know it’s dependent on the person. So, please, don’t think I won’t be interested in what you’ve managed to do because I most certainly will be. Even if you think it seems silly, I assure you I’ll understand.
Whether it’s travelling to somewhere new, showing up to work when you didn’t feel like it or finally plucking up the courage to step outside, we need to celebrate these moments. If nothing else, I need you to know I will be proud of you for whatever it is, and it will be my pleasure to be a part of your journey. I’m hoping, together, we can create something wonderful.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. Otherwise, thank you in advance for taking part. I can’t wait to share your stories and celebrate the wins with you.