What happened to the days when receiving that big, beautiful purple rosette ribbon with streamers or that bright, blue ribbon that has First Place stamped in gold, was enough? When you competed in a contest just for the shear pleasure of the achievement? Focusing more on the journey that gets you to that pinnacle rather than on the monetary prize.
I know, I know. It is where all the other things I long for seem to be found. In a different time.
Well, in February 2012, I did have the opportunity to experience this.
|My"Best in Show" Apron|
This was such a personal achievement for me. As an adult, there seems to be so few genuine opportunities to boast personal accomplishments and skill for the shear pleasure of the achievement.
And then I get the text telling me my apron was chosen Best in Show in its category at the State level. I could say that my apron was the Best of the Best.
I was ecstatic! I had found it.
Achievement for Achievements sake.
And I am still smiling about it. ;-)