My blog won an award. Really?

Real Estate Agent with Utah Homes 9334967-SA00

I while ago I wrote about going back to school.

It wasn't something I had hoped to do... after all I earned a degree many years ago.

My daughter signed me up for a class at the local community college.

I blogged about the experience here: I took my daughter to school.

Well, one of my assignments was entered into a contest.

It's a story I reluctantly shared here: There is a bridge.

I just received a letter informing me that I won second place in the personal essay category.Medal 2 by Pontus Edenberg

Entries came from a variety of universities in the Maricopa County Community College system.

This is a collection of ten Arizona universities with over 250,000 enrolled students.

Wow... that's somewhat awesome... but I'm guessing only a very small fraction were in the contest.

They're planning a banquet and we'll be reading our entries.

Plus, it seems, I'll be coming into some money.

Not a whole lot- but hey... I'm now a professional writer!

I know...

it's a stretch.


When not competing for "oldest student in the classroom", Chuck Willman performs real estate in Arizona.


Photo Credit: "Medal 2" by Pontus Edenberg

Comments (14)

Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Let me be the first to congratulate you!  Way to go, Chuck....oldest, really?  Wisest, maybe.  Good going! 

Feb 03, 2009 03:18 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Chuck - This is a good feeling, huh?  Congrats to you on placing in this contest.  I would definitely call myself a "professional writer" under these circumstances.

Feb 03, 2009 03:21 PM
Bill Somerset
Re/Max Realty Group - Dover, NH
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent

Congrats Chuck.  Keep up the good work and keep blogging!

Feb 04, 2009 12:18 AM
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Chuck - Congratulations!  That's pretty exciting.  Keep up the good work!  :)

Feb 04, 2009 12:56 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Hey Chuck, congratulations on become a pro! Be sure and keep us apprised of the end result. $$ ;-)





Feb 04, 2009 01:38 AM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

How cool that your daughter signing you up for a class led you to another career path! And one that makes money, too!  That's great! Congratulations!


Feb 04, 2009 01:44 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Chuck. That is great news, don't spend it all in one place. Take care, Jim

Feb 04, 2009 04:17 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is fantastic.  You should be very proud of that accomplishment.  Do something fun with the money!

Feb 04, 2009 05:28 AM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Outstanding Chuck!  Congratulations - you do have a gift for writing & storytelling.  How well did you find that your style translated into screenwriting?

Feb 04, 2009 09:33 AM
Pam Pugmire
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID
Meridian Idaho Real Estate

Congratulations!  How cool is that?  I will go read it now! 

Feb 04, 2009 01:04 PM
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Way to go Chuck.  You might have a new career and don't know it yet.

Feb 04, 2009 02:02 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate


The Optimist Group is placing you at the top of the board.  We're proud of you!

Feb 05, 2009 11:53 AM
Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Chuck, Well congratulations to you for the award!  That's great! We write in our blogs everyday, and hopefully our writing skills get better all the time.  So, kudos to you! Have fun at the banquet!

Feb 09, 2009 02:50 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Chuck its no wonder you won it!  The Bridge was my favorite all time post of yours and you are so deserving of it!  Congrats! :-) 

Feb 09, 2009 03:32 PM