10 year humbrag

Shockingly I didn’t know what a humbrag was until Dr. Sandy told me. She always teases me about being “cool”. But this was one social media hashtag she taught me months ago that I really love. It means putting yourself down or complaining about something in a way that makes you look awesome. Such as tweeting “Why is my private jet always late?”. This weekend I had a pool party that was so much fun. Looking at the photos all over my girlfriends’ social media had me feeling insecure about my body. We all have insecurities about something. Whether it’s how we talk, how our skin looks, our hair, our quirks, our teeth, our legs or whatever. Mine is definetely my body size and fitness level. Which fluctuates frequently. So what better way to get your mind off of your insecurities and back on the positive happy land I like to live in than a good humbrag. For those of you that don’t know, Johnson Dermatology turns 10 years old on August 1st, 2016. So I reminded myself what I accomplished every year that Johnson Dermatology has been open. This post is all about me, because that’s what I needed today. What do you need to be in your happy place today? What puts you in a good mood? What are your last 10 year brags? Here are mine.

2006. I became an RN graduating from the U of A in Fayetteville with a bachelors in the science of nursing. Humbrag: I can’t believe I was born, raised and educated in Fayetteville, AR.

2007. I married Jarrard. humbrag: It’s so annoying being married to a cop that gets stopped everywhere we go because he is a Fort Smith celebrity.

2008. I bought my first home. Humbrag: I hated to leave my first home to move into my dream home.

2009. I did travel nursing from California to Florida. Humbrag: I hated being away from my family while laying on beaches.

2010. Jarrard had a 99% occluded “widow maker” vessel in his heart. He cheated death and we learned how to love life all over again. Humbrag:My husband would have died of a heart attack if I wasn’t an ICU nurse that got him taken care of so quickly.

2011. I graduated UCA as an Advanced Practice Nurse top of my class with a 4.0. Humbrag: I can’t believe I had to drive all the way to Conway to get my Student of the Year award.

2012. I started work at Johnson Dermatology. The first year in 10 years that I had Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years day off with my family. Humbrag: I can’t believe I have to wake up at 4 AM everyday to be able to workout and go to the best job in the world.

2013.I gave birth to Charlee Vella Copeland. After 5 years of infertility. I will always brag about her, even if it isn’t in a humble manner. Always. Humbrag: Getting Charlee dressed in her thousands of outfits from her closet is such a chore.

2014. I got pregnant with Stevie this year and taking care of a toddler while pregnant basically just made this a year I don’t remember. Humbrag: I was so tired and pregnant with a one year old I didn’t have time to shop so I wore my jeans from college.

2015. I gave birth to my Stevie Marie Copeland. My angel baby. My family perfectly complete. Humbrag: It is so hard to find time to workout, go to an awesome job, take care of two perfect children and have alone time with my flawless husband. #notenoughtimeintheday

It’s empowering to think of all the things you have accomplished in life, it’s funnier when you make them into humbrags. I don’t know what the next 10 years will bring but I’m excited to make them the best yet. I know you probably feel like this post was T.M.I. but it made me feel good about myself and that’s the most important thing sometimes, to take care of yourself before anyone else. If you need someone to take care of your skin or you want a special treat then you should come see us at Johnson Dermatology. We have a LOT of exciting things coming and August is going to be our huge 10 year celebration month so I hope to see you all at the clinic.

“And I saw on this hill, since my eyesight’s so keen, the two biggest fools that have ever been seen! And the fools that I saw were none other than you, who seem to have nothing else better to do than sit here and argue who’s better than who!” -Dr. Seuss

#humblebrag away people, Nina



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