While some will, I’m pretty sure most of us won’t snag a Nobel, Emmy, Golden Globe or even first prize at the county fair.
What most of us can expect to achieve is a high school diploma, a college diploma, maybe even a PhD if the money and brains hold out.
Most of us can expect to achieve finding that special someone to share a life.
Most of us can expect to achieve parenthood if so inclined.
Most of us will experience a few years in one or more careers before settling into the retired life.
I just had one of those “decade birthdays”.
I won’t say when it was or what number it was, but there were fireworks involved and let’s just say that “The Sixty’s Generation” has a whole ‘nother meaning for me now.
While any achievement in my previous career may now be obsolete (such is the pace of cutting edge software design), I now realize that true achievement isn’t all about attaining recognition, wealth or status. It’s really much more basic.
For my surprise birthday party, Claudette and daughter Jene’ compiled a “memory book”.
Now that my real memory is beginning to encounter a few “bad sector” faults, they felt that a hard copy backup was necessary. As I started to peruse my birthday book, I came across pictures and comments from lots-a-people I hadn’t expected and others I hadn’t seen for a while.
I must admit that this was an emotional moment as I realize that the following is MY true life achievement:
It’s the best I could ever have hoped for...