Grand Slam

In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.)

I don’t know baseball at all but I know what the term Grand Slam means in tennis. The Grand Slam tournaments, or Majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. They offer the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention, the greatest strength and size of field, and greater number of “best of” sets for men. The term Grand Slam also, and originally, refers to the achievement of winning all four major championships in a single calendar year within one of the five events: men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. The term “Grand Slam” without qualification refers to winning the four majors in a single calendar year.

For me, a personal life “Grand Slam” – to which I am no where near to achieving is very simple. A four shot at success would be to a) get a heavy duty and well paying job where I get all the perks and benefits possible or get a work at home job where I get paid a lot but don’t have to deal with corporate BS b) find, fall in love with a wonderful woman and have her fall in love with me and get married for a successful & happy married life c) buy a nice home with a green backyard for kittehs and puppies to play in & d) get to travel and see the world as much as I want to and even move to where I’d want to move and live there.

I am no where near achieving any of that. So no Grand Slam for me. Not even one single Grand Slam tournament or final showing. Yet!

Prompt from The Daily Post at