Great idea! I have the first 10 things discarded now, and they are in a box to go (rain coming).
Now I will write about something I am proud of doing. I got my PhD 30 years ago. I was inspired primarily by the support of my committee, scholarships and fellowships. I also took 2 months leave of absence in Bali to write the first draft. When I got home to defend it, I received Adjunct teaching positions and support of faculty. What kept me going when I wanted to quit? I separated my office from my home life and worked 10 hours a day in the office. After that, my time was my own. What did I feel like having accomplished it? Exhausted and unbelieving. It took me a few month s to recover.