achievement (n) 1. something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism 2. successful completion; accomplishment
I could think of so many things that would show “achievement”. The first thing that came to mind was raising three special human beings to adulthood, but the most recent tangible demonstration of “achievement” for me has been our move to Panama.
November 6 marked 2.5 years in this country. Our achievements; although seemingly small to the uninformed observer, may not seem like much, but when I think about our first six months and how life has evolved since then, it seems like we’ve experienced a great deal.
One of our achievements has been taking what was once this:
It seems sometimes, given the short time that we’ve taken to create this tropical lushness in our little garden, that we opened a box and it all sprang forth. In reality it has taken some sunshine, some rain and a bit of trial and error. And all of this could be a great analogy of how life in Panama is.
To do anything you have to begin somewhere and have a goal. Moving to Panama and establishing a home has been one of our greatest achievements, other than those three lovely human beings…in the campo.