Last But Not Least

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I’m not feeling extremely creative this Monday morning, so I think for this Daily Prompt, I am going to get more reflective and just talk.

In your imaginary award acceptance speech (yes, we know you have one), who’s the very last — and most important — person you thank?

First, I actually don’t have an acceptance speech already planned out. I am still convincing myself that I may actually be able to pull off writing a book(s). I think I’ve always been the most creative in my family, but I still come from a group of analytical sciencey minds, and I am pretty analytical myself. Having said that though, the first person I told about my idea to write a book was my husband, and he’s been making plans for how we will both become successful writers and he can retire from the Army and I can stop working and we can live in a big house with hidden doors and books lining every wall.

Not necessarily realistic, but at least he’s supportive. So obviously, my husband would be the last and most important person I thank. I think he is really the only one who I am confident believes that this is something I can achieve and excel in besides my few friends who I have confided in.

I mentioned to my mom that I was thinking about writing a book, and she kind of shrugged it off, so I haven’t mentioned it much since, and when I told her about my blog I think she thought it was kind of weird. Now my mom and I are really close, but as I said earlier I’m the most creative one in the family. My mom works in the vet world, and my dad is a super analytic Political Science guy who has spent the last 28 years in the Army. Honestly, I think my mom just doesn’t know what to expect, and we don’t read the same books so I don’t think she’s all that interested in my YA dystopian book inclination. I think my dad would be a bit more supportive, so maybe I’ll tell him about it when I go visit them next month.

Anyway, who would you thank? Who is always in your corner pushing you to reach for things that you don’t think you are necessarily equipped to achieve? I think it’s important to have those people as a support group, because it’s hard being on your own trying to achieve large goals, I know I wouldn’t have gotten through grad school without my parents and husband letting me know I was more than capable when I thought differently.

 

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