Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for Achievements


If you had asked me a few years ago, what my biggest achievement in life was, I would have said different things depending on the time.

In my school years, I would have said it is that I was the school topper. When I was older and in college, I would have still said something along those lines. You see, education was given top priority in my growing years. But maybe in college, I would have also said that I have the coolest friends circle and told you how much of a rebel I was and what I had done to show for it. 

Much later I would have told you that I was one of the best at my job. I would also probably tell you that I had bought a bike with my own money after much rebellion and it was the single biggest achievement of my life. I was incredibly proud of it.

Until last year, I would have said that I am proudest of my Phd. It was also something that I had worked the hardest for.

But all that changed last year when I had Pickles. Last year was the hardest year of my life. Having him was the single most important achievement, I don’t even know if I would call him that. He is more like the trophy I got after all the hardship. But I do know that having him was the hardest thing I have ever done and everything else I’d done in life simply pales in comparison. 

If I thought having him was hard, bringing him up seems even harder. Parenthood is hard. But it is also sweet. Like a good friend once told me, “It is about extreme happiness and extreme pain, all put together into one little package”.

Today, I think that if I can make a decent human being out of this little guy; then I’d consider it ‘the’ achievement of my life.

9 comments:

Greenpatches said...

Hello. Just popping over from the A-Z challenge. I'm just below you on the list,so decided to cheat and move upwards for my visits otherwise with several thousand bloggers signed up, I'd never otherwise get round everybody! I love your choice for letter A. I do so agree - even though my children are grown and gone now, I still consider them to be my greatest achievement.

Maya said...

Thank you for popping by.
I'm not sure how he will turn out. But I will do my best and I can only hope that he will be my greatest achievement!

Sayesha said...

What a great start! :D
Looking forward to the B post. :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

That sounds like the most important kind of achievement!
Dan Brown A-Z

Maya said...

Thanks, sayesha. For the inspiration and for the encouragement!

Maya said...

Thanks, Duncan. I sure hope so. :)

shub said...

:-)

Roopa said...

Welcome to parenthood...Dear mother of pickles...I love pickles and knowing that u love pickles much more...am not Amazed at ur choice of pet name of ur baby....u r an Awesome mother who is doing all the things right for ur pickles...
All the best for more acheivements!

Maya said...

Thanks, Roopakk! Thank you for your vote of confidence! :)