Some people are able to express exactly what you mean. Do visit Ric-Rac. Life is not just about awards and meme's.
I love this quote:
"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life. As by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed" Booker Taliaferro Washington
This can also be applied to making quilts! I love quilts but but making one is the true challenge.