It’s been big news around here. The kids’ YouTube channel finally (fiiinnnnaallllyyy) reached 100 subscribers. We are all pretty pumped to achieve this first milestone. Especially as a channel made for kids with no specific purpose and, thanks to me, sporadic videos. It was level 100 excitement around here when the number ticked over. And because kids know what is what and they decided to celebrate.
Let there be cake!
And so we did, they talked about it, asked about it, and prompted me until we finally had a celebratory cake sitting in front of us, talking about what we love about making videos. It was a celebration of our win and something I know that I need to get better at. Maybe you do too.
A couple of years ago now, around this time, this blog turned ten years old. And there was little more than a blog post to mark the occasion. Which is, even now, disappointing. That kind of longevity and milestone deserved better than that. But at the time, I think I was too caught up in day-to-day life to acknowledge that.
Then, because time waits for no woman, the moment was gone.
Opportunity missed, another moment passed me by, lost to the sands of time. Which may, and probably does, sound dramatic. What can I say? That’s the way I look at it now. No, it doesn’t change the actual milestone. We still managed to keep this blog world afloat for ten years, and that can’t be taken away from us. But that was a win that deserved to be celebrated; for you and me.
And that’s the crux of it, I think. Where I was, mental health-wise, at that time wasn’t the best. Things I used to love to do were washed out, colourless versions of their former selves. I didn’t take the time to celebrate because I didn’t think I deserved it. It didn’t feel important enough to celebrate myself and my achievements for no other reason than I said so; it felt like a stretch.
But I was wrong, it was worth celebrating! I am worth celebrating.
And you, my friend, are worth celebrating as well. I know I needed to hear that and maybe right now, you are waiting for a similar kick in the pants. Too often we wait for those milestones society tell us are a celebration. Things like weddings, graduations, babies. But I’m becoming a firm believer that we shouldn’t wait for these things.
Firstly, because some of them may not happen for you. Weddings and babies especially are tricky things to ‘make’ happen. But also because if it means something to you, you should celebrate it. Don’t wait! Order a cake, pop a bottle of champagne or take a day off. Celebrate your wins and remind yourself and those around you that you’re worth it.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I felt super weird guilty for just booking my birthday off work haha. But I did it.
I’m glad you did too! Every single time I leave a job or stop working for a client, I think how will they/I manage? Will the world stop turning or all the hard work we’ve done fall apart? And it never does. Even if it does for a little bit, they carry on without me. Tough on the ego but good to know, the world keeps spinning, I might as well do what I want with my time. Especially if it means doing something I love on my birthday!! Go you. I hope it’s a fabulous week.
Ah yes… I often tend to think things aren’t important enough to celebrate but you’re right – we do need to celebrate the small wins along the way as they offer a reminder of the good stuff and hopefully to be grateful. (Something I’m bad at!)
It’s not just you, honestly, so many women (especially) find it hard to acknowledge and celebrate themselves. A hard habit to break, but what else are we going to do, Deb? Live the rest of our lives without cake? Haha. As if. Here’s to celebrating our wins. 😛