Her perception of these adventures is that she had a great time. But, she's such an introverted observer, that these mini victories are mostly internal. Mastering the trick isn't fun, but looking back and seeing her accomplishments, in hindsight, is remarkable to her.
I've been hearing it more and more lately - you have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can help someone else.
Basically, I've been gasping for air.