Being proud of yourself is not a bad thing.
Check out these synonyms for pride: pleasure, joy, delight, fulfillment, satisfaction.
You might shun expressing or experiencing pride for fear you'll be perceived as arrogant; however, arrogance and pride don't even belong in the same sentence.
Pride is all about self-love, self-nourishment, self-acknowledgement.
Pride blesses you with the stamina to keep moving in the direction of your dreams, desires, and goals.
Arrogance has nothing to do with love. It's a defense mechanism stemming from insecurity.
I'm taking a powerful training through UCLArts & Healing called Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring.
I'm learning visual art, movement, music, and writing techniques to help my life coaching clients and dance education students foster a deeper sense of well-being/personal wellness through self-expression, connection, and creative engagement.
Our first class was on creative writing. One of the prompts was to personify an emotion. I chose to create a poem about pride.
Pride slingshots to the moon.
She dances rubies and sings fruit juice.
Pride adorns her eyelids with rainbow glitter.
She perceives sunlight as her own.
Pressing up against the glass of fate,
proclaiming angels as her emissaries.
Pride is love, warmth.
The truth of you, in secret,
waiting for you to greet her.
As a life coach, I support folx in identifying and experiencing desired emotions, like pride. We use these feeling states as fuel to design and fulfill your most confident and vital life. Message me if you're ready.