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Some people want their obits in the New York Times, some people want to have been on tv, some people want to be cited in The Economist. What are your goals (mayhaps whimsical)? How will you know you've 'made it'? I daydream about grandiosities like my obit reading "advisor to Presidents." ;-) So, think big!
-- Lyn (email@example.com), March 17, 2000
Um, I think I grew out of thinking big some years back. I just want to wake up five years from now, step out on the farm, and have the fruit trees bearing where I'm planning them, and the garden producing, and a new roof on the barn, and bees making honey, and poultry running around, and inquisitive children, and a greenhouse full of goodies, and just be able to set back for an afternoon and enjoy things. Hm, maybe I'm still thinking big after all.
-- Mike Gunderloy (MikeG1@mcwtech.com), March 17, 2000.
I've already attained ABB status at Medley, so I feel like I've already made it to the top. :)
On a more serious note, having smart people I don't know respect my opinion goes a long way toward having made it for me.
-- Rafe Colburn (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2000.
I'd like to know I'm leaving something tangible behind, created by my own mind and hands. I've started quilting for this very reason. I think this is a McLeod trait - my father builds tall-case (grandfather) clocks for the same reason.
-- Jennifer McLeod Finch (email@example.com), May 15, 2000.