In these 3 sentences you are asking for something I do not give: cheerleading. I'm not here to make you feel good about yourself. I'm here to answer specific training questions.
"Wanting to be somebody in lifting" is a wrong attitude. You should do it to improve yourself, not to earn the respect of others.
Is benching 195lbs for 8 reps at 180lbs any good? Compared to what? That would give you a max of about 240lbs at 180. Is tht good? It depends. If you only look at the numbers it's pretty average/normal for someone who trains. But I would not say it's strong. I trained a guy who at a bodyweight of 171lbs could bench press 425lbs. I know a few girls who can bench press 225-245lbs, and not big girls. So 195x8 is not what I would call strong.
At 180lbs I would consider 240lbs to be average, 275-285lbs is decent and 335lbs and above would be strong.
To give you an idea, the best bench press (without special equipment) at 181lbs is 555lbs, so I would not say that 240 (195x8) is strong.
BUT unless you are the best in the world you will always find someone stronger than you. Which is why you should look at your progress not on what others are doing.
If when you started you only benched 105lbs and now are doing 195x8, then you are strong compared to what you were.
Would I be proud? I never look at numbers when it comes to being proud of a client. I've trained a lot of people who have benched in the 400-500 range and some who have lifter 365-400lbs over their head. I've trained bodybuilders that competed in pro bodybuilding competitions. So if I only looked at number I would not be proud of any normal person because they would always fall short of the top guys I worked with.
That's why what makes me proud is effort and dedication. The client I'm the most proud of is a 45 years old father of 4 children who owns his own business and works 60-70 hours a week. Whe we started working together he could only bench press 135lbs and after one year he was benching 315.
But I will tell you one thing: I have NEVER been proud of a client who was beggin me to get compliments. This indicates weakness and I normally refuse to work with such people.