Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Chain - Accomplishments

Blog chain time! Check out PK's post from yesterday and head over to Tere's tomorrow. This round's topic was chosen by the lovely Michelle Hickman who wants to know:

This is the month in creating writing goals and making big accomplishments. What is your greatest accomplishment -- in writing, your life or perhaps something incidental that had a big effect on you?

This is such a great question. In my writing life, my biggest accomplishment is that I made my dream come true. I have a published book on the shelves. And while fiction is always nearest and dearest to my heart and a goal I'm still working to obtain, I gotta say I LOVE that my first published book is one geared toward helping people with something I love - writing.

In my personal life...one of my biggest accomplishments was getting my master's degree. It was hard lol Especially because when I got it I was a mommy to two very small children who had a husband that was gone for weeks at a time. I'm still not sure how I pulled it off - but I'm extremely proud that I did :)

And in my even more personal life - the fact that I somehow managed to bring two amazing kids into the world and haven't killed, seriously maimed or in any other way caused permanent mental or physical damage (that I know of) to any of us yet...though we've had some close calls :D My kids are a handful, but they are intelligent, hilariously funny, thoughtful, sweet and genuinely loving kids - it feels weird to call them an accomplishment, but I just don't think anything else in my life will ever come close to the pride I feel in those two amazing little human beings :) I am awed and blessed to be their mother.

What are your greatest accomplishments, in the writing world or in your personal life?


And - Happy Veterans Day. 
My deep, heartfelt thanks to those who make it possible for me to live the life I want to live.

9 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Wonderful accomplishments!. You are at a great point in your life, where things are coming up as roses.

Matthew MacNish said...

I'd say that's a perfect example.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Those are a lot of accomplishments!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I seriously admire you, Michelle. Those are definite accomplishments. I'm proud to have your book on my shelf, too. :)

Happy Veteran's Day!

Mark Noce said...

Sounds like you've got it all:) Getting my masters was pretty big for me too, but not quite at the kid or published stage yet:)

Pk Hrezo said...

What could make you more proud than being a mom?? It's such a blessing indeed. I didn't know you have a book out on writing! How cool! I will have to check that out. :)
And WTG for completing a degree while being an almost single mom. That's amazing!

Margie Gelbwasser said...

Those are all wonderful accomplishments! You followed all your dreams. :-)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Wow those are amazingly huge accomplishments - definitely a lot to be proud of!

Cole Gibsen said...

You are one amazing lady!