A Sense of Accomplishment
I don’t know of anyone that doesn’t like feeling a sense of accomplishment once in a while. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple thing like finishing a puzzle, or as complicated as building a house. There’s a certain amount of satisfaction in achieving whatever it is you set out to do. For those who are truly passionate about a project it goes beyond getting it to completion. It becomes a part of them. A reflection of who they are to themselves and to the rest of the world. I remember my father would sit outside on a lawn chair for hours after he weeded his garden and marvel over his efforts. Whenever company arrived, a tour of his garden was always part of the visit. My grandmother also had a small vegetable garden, but her pride came from the rows of colorful gladiolus she grew. She displayed the bright flowers in several vases throughout her quaint, little house for everyone to see. When someone would make a remark about the flowers, it was easy to see the gratification in her eyes. Many of us love to sit back with a beer/wine or a glass of ice tea and look out at our freshly cut, weed trimmed lawns.The feeling of accomplishment likely makes that beverage in our hand taste a little better.
Over the winter I had an opportunity to write a book for a Christmas series with a group of friends. Each one of us are writing our own book and I recently finished the first draft of my book titled “Ryley.” The series will be out sometime this fall. I’ve enjoyed writing the book and believe the whole process will teach me more about marketing my trilogy. This experience has also given me a sense of accomplishment knowing I’m a big step closer to becoming a published author. I’m very excited and I promise to keep everyone posted on more details as they unfold.