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The greatest accomplishment began as a decision
once made and often a difficult one. ~ Michael Rawls

Recently I decided I want to pursue my master’s degree. I’ve attended seminars, ordered study materials, created a timeline, charted my plan and begun the prep work to apply. Only I still don’t know what I’m doing. One program offers a teaching assistantship and doesn’t require standardized testing. Another focuses on composition and rhetoric (my passion!), which means countless hours of study time between now and test day, my funding uncertain. There are people to meet—it’s *who* you know, not what you know—and events to join. Half the time my mind is filled with more questions than answers and I wonder how I’ll find room to add one more vocabulary definition. Or find time for one more meeting or to study for one more hour. It always begins with a decision, however. To make it happen, or find an excuse to look the other way.

What’s your greatest accomplishment?