Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, January 15, 2010

Moment of Win Photo

This is such a cool idea, so please consider participating. I'm not comfortable posting my photos in someone else's public album, but I will put them here and in a personal album for myself.

Sarah describes a Moment of Win as times when we are awesome. Moments of achievement: accepting your college degree, crossing a finish line, finishing a project, doing something you've always wanted to.

I immediately opened iPhoto to find my oldest Moment of Win in my digital photography collection, and I found this gem, which, coincidentally is also my current Facebook profile picture.

This photo represents what is possibly the proudest, most satisfying moment of my entire life. It beats out graduating from college by a landslide.

This photo was taken 11 years ago outside of my high school. That paper is Green Ink, the newspaper I resurrected and brought back to life. I petitioned for it, I worked for it, I sought approval for it, I built a staff for it, and I got it published. That day was the day we picked up the first issue from the printer -- coincidentally the same newspaper I freelance for today. I'm in the middle. On the left is Jed, who handled all the lay-out for me. On the right is my co-editor-in-chief, my partner in crime, a really great friend of mine back then.

We were all so proud. We had accomplished a lot.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

That is such a cool story! I know you'll use the drive that brought back the school paper to accomplish other amazing things!