I dislike bragging, but when excited about something, I also can't not share.
Last night I went to a comedy show. It was my first time, yet that's not why "The Big Time Comedy Show" was significant; it was produced as a memorial to my late uncle, Greg Giraldo, to raise money for his family of three little boys. I laughed a lot, cried briefly, and had the chance to meet all of the participating comedians (Tom Papa, Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, amongst others) who were as nice as they were hysterical. It was an exhausting and wonderful night. Then, as I was leaving, I heard "Are you Danielle Abroad?" I'd been recognized! I was so caught off guard and beyond flattered that I probably acted more shy than I should have. And with that said: Hi, blog reader friend! Please comment so I can get your name. I'm oh so sorry I didn't ask before. Thanks for making me feel so special. It was icing on the cake to a major ego-boosting week. Since joining The Well team, the number of "I'm so proud of you"s from family and friends has completely knocked me off my feet. I wonder if any of them realize how much their thoughtful words mean? Sure, it feels amazing to know that my hard work has paid off. Of course I'm more thoroughly confident in my skills than I ever have been. But most of all, I'm touched to be surrounded by such encouraging people who love me, who know I deserve this... perhaps even more than I do myself.I've never felt like I was exactly where I was supposed to be more so than I do in this very moment. That, and blessed. Very, very blessed.
It is healthy to feel this good about yourself. Isn't it?