photo credit: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc

photo credit: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc

My daughter finished primary school today and from next year she’ll be in high school. There was a graduation ceremony, which was so wonderful, and I saw not only her but all her friends all grown up in their smart clothes ready to go out to lunch with their teachers.

Her school principal gave a really wonderful speech, low-key but powerful, sincere and genuine. He said live like you may die tomorrow, but learn like you’ll live forever. Seize the opportunities that come your way by asking yourself, if everyone does what I’m thinking of doing, would it make the world a better or a worse place.

This is a milestone in my daughter’s life, but it is also one in mine. My baby is growing up and on her road to independence.

When I look back on my career as a writer, I realise I sometimes don’t reflect enough on how far I’ve come. My husband, probably because he is a step removed, is better at pointing out my writing milestones than I am.

I think it’s worth celebrating milestones, or, if we miss seeing one for what it is, that we at least take some time to think back on them and realise what it was we did.

Do you try to celebrate the milestones in your life?

(PS: Special price alert – My historical novel, Daughter of the Sky, is on sale for a few weeks, down to 99c, just in time for the holidays.)

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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5 Responses to Milestones

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Michelle, that is a great milestone! And what a terrific speech the principal gave! I don’t celebrate nearly as much as I should. I’m always happy when something is published, but then I’m usually eager to get on to the next book. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate how much I’ve done already. 🙂

  2. Congrats to your daughter!
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  3. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Michelle,

    Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation! I’m glad to hear about this wonderful milestone.

    I don’t usually celebrate my writing milestones, but I do have a little book where I keep my book covers 🙂

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