When people think of life accomplishments they always look to the big pictures. Saving the world, curing cancer, landing on the moon and such. Whatever happened to the little things in life that didn't exactly change the world but was just you know ... cool? You don't have to feed the hungry to accomplish something in life. Life isn't always all about the big picture. One of the biggest things you could accomplish is simple academic awards. Doesn't sound like much but hey, it is something to definitely be proud of accomplishing.
I remember in elementary school I was reading and writing at an above average level. For some odd reason I just loved the idea of being able to write words into a book and have people read the words I wrote. Reading isn't the most fun thing in the world to do but to write is to create. Writing allows ideas to flow into any which way you please. As long as you can write you can take a story in any direction you feel.
In middle school surprisingly I made it on the A - B honor roll. The smile I put on my parents face each time I was called up to the stage to take my award is never forgettable. Getting on the A - B honor roll then was pretty cool actually. Anything you ask for from your parents generally lands right in your hands if you get this award. They can't say no to you, especially when you deserve it.
In high school I don't know what happened to me. No awards received these four years at all. Maybe high school just is not my time to shine. Haven't landed on the honor roll once, no reward for doing sports, nothing. Just another senior in high school. It is not such a bad thing not receiving anything like I used to. Maybe my fire has been put out, but who knows. One accomplishment I can look forward to that is very miniscule but important to all is graduating this year. If you accomplish nothing in high school the least you can do is graduate.