In my last post I mentioned how during my hike of the Pass Mountain Trail, many people passed me by, and when I finally did reach the summit, some of them were there and clapped and congratulated me on making it. To be honest, it did make me uncomfortable but I also realize that it was my own personal issues causing it and was not the fault of any of those nice people.
I say it's my fault because I admit that I crave recognition but at the same time I hate excessive or false compliments. If I do a good job, a simple "good job" will do, but as soon as the group hugs or parades start, I shy away. I want to be remembered, but not continually adored.
Part of it also was my wondering why they were so happy that I made it. Did they have doubts? I had no doubts about it at all.