This is not what you'd expect to be on the list but, as I reflect, these two items keep bubbling to the top.
The first is the discovery that I had GPS on my cellphone -- for YEARS! I went to a Personal Trainer in Wilmette. She was giving me directions on how to get back home but insisted I must have GPS. I told her "NO." I always printed out directions from MapQuest and struggled to drive and read.
She looked at my phone and said: THERE IT IS. It was under MAPS.
Since discovering that, my life has been easier navigating to different places. It's been a life saver.
The second "Achievement" was rebuffing the pleas of an ex-boyfriend to see me. You see, he left unceremoniously without a word --leaving me hanging, bewildered and hurt. Nine months later, he called. But, by this time, he had a fiancé. He wanted to connect and I refused. I told him he'd hurt me in the worst way and refused to meet or connect. I loved this man and wouldn't play the game.
And, while it would have been easy to see him, meet on the quick and become the "side chick," I wouldn't.
It was hard...but worth it for my self esteem. Had I given in, that would have been another series of hurts and I love Melody too much.