10 Greatest Accomplishments in My Life
Being Salutatorian of my high school graduating class. Probably more exciting than putting in all that hard work that actually paid off in a life that was still reasonably fair was getting to tell the snarky school counselor that she had been calculating our grades incorrectly (thus moving me from 3rd to 2nd).
Graduating college. Twice. Once with honors and once with a 4.0 GPA.
Buying a house. On my own. Without going completely crazy (only slightly and it was transient). And the house? Remains awesome.
My relationship with my brother. Sometimes I think that this is a relationship that just happened and that was forced to happen because of our past circumstances. We grew up in the same house for Pete's sake. But then I look around at all these people who aren't best friends with their siblings and I realize it takes a little effort.
All my friendships. These take some work, too. I feel very fortunate for having kept peop…