I am now a Sports Information Graduate Assistant at Emporia State University (Kan.) Now I know what Luke must have felt like after he received his medal for destroying the Death Star.
I often place great personal achievements in the context of the Throne Room scene from Episode IV. At the top of the stairs I can see everyone, each of whom has played an instrumental part in helping me achieve my goal. It is an overwhelming and truly wonderful feeling to be recognized amongst your peers and those you hold most dear. The audience guides me to the podium as I feed of the energy resonating from the confidence and assurance of everyone in the room. At the end of the ceremony, I get a chance to turn around and see everyone again, a different person than I was at the top of the stairs. As I acknowledge the crowd, the applause starts. Roll Credits.
I would like to thank my followers for their contributions and for helping me give life to something that was a dream as recently as nine months ago. A significant and meaningful life achievement is like making a movie. It takes years to develop and produce, only made possible after countless people devote their time and energy in bringing the project to life. Each of you has earned a spot in the credits for your respective roles.