Member Since: 04/23/07
Last Login: 06/30/08
Program Progress: Day 3
You deserve a star
To me it sounds that you are really working to remember and use your TOOLS, in some stressful situations, good and not good. Life still throws us curves, so the idea is just what you are doing. Learn to manage and deal with those curves in a new way.
I agree too...just to ENTER competition is something a mom can be proud of. To win at every level is fantastic, to enter and do your best at every level but not win, is fantastic. Winning is just...winning. I'm glad you can remind yourself of that. Cuz...otherwise we can feel like "I didn't win so I'm no good." Are you kidding!? How many kids get to State?? How much hard work was that??
I hope you keep using those Tools every day. After a while they become part of you.