“A gold medal is a wonderful thing, but if you’re not enough without the medal, you’ll never be enough with it.” ~Irv Blizter from Cool Runnings

My friend quotes Irv Blizter yesterday when I tell her that sometimes I wonder what I’m waiting for in life. We are writing buddies; we meet to encourage one another about our non-fiction pieces and novels. We share an office in the English department. In between grading and meeting with students, we talk about our hopes and dreams.

“What is it? A best-seller? A big crowd cheering? Sometimes I wonder what I’m waiting for.”

“Well,” she says. “A gold medal is a wonderful thing, but if you’re not enough without the medal, you’ll never be enough with it.”

Yes. Thank you, dear friend.

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