With our new branding and website launch the other week I was on cloud 9. I shared the news with everyone, posted on my own Instagram accounts and texted friends and family. I even treated our little team to blowouts and bubbly! Elizabeth and Taylor were sweet enough to congratulate me with a bottle of rose and the nicest card. I felt silly Will, my boyfriend if he wanted to celebrate with a nice dinner out, after all it was just a new logo and website. It wasn’t as if I was just launching or graduating. To my surprise though he said, “of course!” and even came home with a bottle of bubbly and flowers. I’m not going to lie, I even thought of buying myself a new little cocktail ring or shoes, something to commemorate this moment but once again felt silly.
The I realized why not celebrate? Why not congratulate myself for my hard work, for my friend’s and family’s continued support, for my amazing team? What’s life if we don’t take time to recognize our accomplishments, both big and small even the tiniest). In my eyes it’s not just for your own sake but also an acknowledgment of all those who have helped you along the way. There’s also no better way to stay motivated than taking the time to reflect on what you’ve achieved. Plus, wouldn’t you work even hard if there was a prize at the end?
So I say, take the time to celebrate throughout life, both personally and professionally, everything, everyone and everyday!! I want to know what you’re celebrating too!