Scanning through my photo catalog for a good interpretation of “Belonging” (the theme for Where’s My Backpack), I settled on this portrait of my collegiate son. We recently had some fun doing a photo shoot of just him playing guitar on our deck. I chose this photo because it represents the sense of belonging that playing guitar has given him over the years.
Processing the image for this post, I started thinking about the relationship between belonging and achievement, but more importantly how those two things impact each other. As an adolescent, learning to play was a significant achievement for him. When he first started, music was a fun and entertaining past-time. Later, he became more serious about performing and really understanding what it means to be a musician and belonging to a community of musicians.
Have you ever noticed that – the relationship between belonging and achievement?