gRegorLove little g big R


I saw this prompt that I thought would be interesting to write about:

“there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?” — @stfutony

I saw some impressive accomplishments, but Katherine’s response made me stop and think:

“I’m pretty close to disconnecting my self worth with things I’ve ‘accomplished.’” — @purekatherine

I appreciated this reminder to consider how I view myself in relation to things I have(n’t) accomplished. We really are steeped in a culture that tells us our self-worth is heavily dependent upon our accomplishments. The message is the more we can produce, the more value we have. I think it takes proactive work to push back against this and find a healthy relationship with ourselves.

I think there are healthy ways to be proud of our accomplishments, of course. I am not here to judge anyone’s response to that prompt. I will say that some of my favorite responses highlighted our basic humanity, like “I survived severe depression,” “became a kinder person,” and “made friends.”

View responses or leave your own response


Rachelskirts, Beko Pharm

Laurie Guerrettaz Laurie Guerrettaz
Really tough task!

This is an older post, so the public comment form is now closed. You can still use the form above to send me the link of your reply or sign in with your email to leave a comment. You can always send me a message, too.


Proud member of An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍