If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The value of importance

I'm sitting here thinking back...evaluating myself. In 2010 what did I do that is worth remembering about myself?


I accomplished a lot.


Publication- times 2


My Associates Degree in English-


I even talked one of my professors into rethinking commas and how they are used.


I wrote new stories.


I read many books


But out of all of these things I don't find any of them worth while yet. Why , well because my kids are not directly involved.


Here are the important things I did:


I planned two birthday parties and made cakes.


I helped my youngest with her science fair project.


I watched a movie with both of my girls every Wednesday for 4 months.


I helped my daughter practice her Gymnastics and learn to spell new words.


I helped my grandmother get groceries all year long because she can't afford it.


I Volunteered my time at the Mercer house.


I encouraged the community to get involved in Open Mic nights.


I helped my fellow peers and my sister pass English class because I wanted to.


But the most important thing I did last year- I was there when my children needed me for encouragement, for commitment, for help, and through the tears.


Whats your most important thing you did last year?

14 comments:

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Yay! You had a fantastic year!
You sure have your priorities on straight. :D
I hope 2011 brings you lots of wonderful things!

Tara Maya said...

I published two books, The Unfinished Song: Initiate and Conmergence. I had a baby. I cared for my baby and my two older boys. I survived another semester of grad school.

I didn't do any of those jobs as well as I wish I could have, but I tried my hardest.

Summer Ross said...

Amanda- Thank you so much!

Tara- Wow, you accomplished a whole lot! Thats wonderful, even if you didn't do it as well as you liked at least you did them.

The Words Crafter said...

I think moms deserve daily standing ovations. You guys do it all! Bravo!

Me? I completed my semester. I wrote a nano novel. I began writing again, first with blogging. I've written short stories again. I was there for the kids in my class everyday, and often their parents. I listened.

You're right. It is important to feel important...I'd never thought of this. Thanks!

Summer Ross said...

Words Crafter- Sometimes it's the little things. :)

B.E.T. said...

Dang, that's a lot to get done in a year! :) I started a blog, actually sent out my work for publication and got an acceptance (though no contracts yet so here's hoping!). And I got all A's for my classes. Probably a ton of other stuff I'm forgetting but I'm glad it's been a great year for both of us!

And a thank you very much now for commenting on my posts, I really appreciate it. :)

Amanda Sablan said...

That's quite a lot of accomplishments! I myself can relate to helping out a grandparent.

Let's see, in 2010 I started a blog, began my final book revisions before querying, got my yellow belt in taekwondo, and found myself a new day job. Here's hoping for a great 2011!

Carolyn V. said...

Wow! What an amazing list Summer! You have done so much!

I think being with my kids was my most important thing. too. They always come first. =D

Jules said...

I would say the later part of that list was a huge success! What wonderful fairy you are. Why don't you use your kids to help with stories? When I get stuck I ask kids what do you think about...

Man they really do put a new spin on things :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Chris Phillips said...

You got a lot done! Happy 2011.

The Words Crafter said...

I have goodies for you over on my blog!

February Grace said...

Great list, you've accomplished so much! Congratulations on it all. As a mother myself I know that the ones involving our kids are the hardest won victories.

My most important accomplishment of 2010?

Surviving it (seriously).

Hope 2011 brings lots of happiness and good things your way.

~bru

Summer Ross said...

Bru~ That a pretty important thing to do- surviving!

Ellie said...

What a lovely and heart-warming list! I love the way the most important items on your list are related to your children.

I guess the most important thing I did in 2010 was start my blog.

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