This round of Sisters Share It All was Landen’s pick, and she chose for us to share our greatest accomplishment of the year.
Um…I’m pretty sure you can guess what mine was…
Spending nine months out of the year growing a human being trumps all other accomplishments, I think. But since you’ve heard plenty about him the last few weeks, I’ll share my second greatest personal accomplishment of the year, which is that I kicked my bad nail biting habit.
I clearly remember being very young (four or five) and having my parents threaten to paint my nails with that pepper flavored nail polish — anything to get me to stop biting my nails. Since then, I’ve tried so many times to kick the habit, and although I can will myself to stop for a period of time (like to grow them out for my wedding), I’ve never been able to overcome the bad habit completely.
Then I re-discovered shellac, or gel nails, this summer, and after getting it done one time and going a full three weeks without biting my nails at all, Philip piped up and requested I get my nails done regularly if it would help me not bite them (it drives him nuts). After three or four months of regular manicures, I think it’s safe to say the habit is broken. Hallelujah!
Since manicures every few weeks gets expensive, I stopped that a few months ago and have since been good about painting my nails regularly, keeping them short enough that they’re not a temptation, and just willing myself to not bite them. So far so good. Although it’s far below the accomplishment of birthing a human, I consider this a major accomplishment for myself.
Go check out Janssen and Landen’s 2012 accomplishments, and then link up below if you’d like!