Something I am proud of:
In the summer of 2010 I spent 6 months in Afghanistan. This is mind you, after never having served in the military. I saved up enough money to pay off all my student loans and be debt free.
A friend of mine who had multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan remarked on how me being in Afghanistan wasn’t a big deal. I replied, “look it at from my point of view, I had minimal training and was shitting my pants most of the time.” “Still not a big deal” he replied.
“Imagine that you have to spend 6 months in a theatre camp performing every day with people who know way more about theatre than you do and you’re relying on them to help you get through it, on top of that imagine standing in front of people every night expecting you to entertain them and shitting your pants daily. Don’t forget, you can’t leave, if you do someone will shoot you. so you’re stressed daily, you can’t leave and you feel like a fish out of water. Now imagine surviving it, don’t you think that’s something to be proud of?”
His reply? “Yes”