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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

25 Questions - 14

25 questions from an interview found in the back of Vanity Fair while I was getting a pedicure. I invite anyone to answer with me these questions, here as a comment or on your own blog and leave me a link/note.

Question #14 ~

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

When I shared this question with a friend he rolled his eyes and said it was too much like a bad job interview question. So I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a non-cliche' answer, like my children or my marriage (all quite significant achievements).

Greatest implies that I have done anything great. I haven't done much that would be on the radar as great. Hmmm... won a writing contest once, that felt nice at the time, but probably not spectacular enough for even great let alone greatest. I have come to be at peace with my very long toes and now get them pedicured and wear open toed sandals regularly. Well, I mean if you knew how much I hated them when I was a kid you might think that was great. Oh, maybe my driving on the freeway. Yeah, I know I live in Southern California near impossible not to drive on the freeway. But this was once a HUGE fear for me, pushing toward panic attack, and I have had really worked hard to overcome it. I can drive into Los Angeles now if the need arises. Huge deal for me, but probably not great.

Sorry, my greatest achievements... my beautiful, happy, healthy children and my fun and happy hubby.


H said...

Achievements... I dont even like the word, honestly I dont - achievement implies ending, sometimes it involves taking credit just for being along on the trip.. but its the ending I dont like. When I finish a project - at work or at home, lets say a photograph that just worked... and its been framed and hung... damn right I want to hang around and hope people talk about it - I want praise, I feel like I have done something good - I am vain in this and luxuriate in how good it feels to have done something good. But never do I feel that "acomplished" thing - its done, and theres something else to do now, and it has to be better.
The only acomplishment I will lay claim to at the moment is not giving up, which I do know sounds over dramatic and self important, but it is something I cant ever finish really, so ironically it feels like my only acomplishment.

H said...

oh, and just getting through the first interview for this fine company is acomplishment enough for one lifetime

ICT said...

Study your resume carefully so that you'll be able to backup your claims to your various skills and abilities. Be logical in answering questions and apply common sense.