It’s that time of year when I must take a look at my 2013 goals and come to grips with the fact that I won’t be able to complete a number of them by 12/31/13. It’s a great exercise in learning to accept personal failure.
My “book” is currently a few notes in my phone. I have this really great D.C-.centric book that I want to write, but I need an illustrator who shares my brain and works for free, which makes this one kind of hard, but I REALLY want to go through the publishing process.
Status: Failed and no longer interested
Late last year, Kris and I were really into Storage Wars so I really wanted to go to a local one, but then I realized the premise of the show was built on a bed of lies, so I lost my desire to go.
Status: Failed unless these people ever call or email me back
One of the most annoying parts about creating goals is when their completion is in the hands of someone else. I have called and emailed this clinic, but no one has gotten back to me. I guess I’ll need to make an in-person trip, so it’s on me at this point. But really?!?! Call me back, people.
Status: Failed. It’s still closed.
Status: Failed, unless I happen to take a trip to Grand Rapids, Minnesota (which won’t happen in 2013)
This will simply carry over because I must see Judy’s museum.
Status: Failed and biggest disappointment of the year
As I mentioned, when the inability to complete a goal lies outside of your control, it’s so frustrating. I was all prepared to attend a lesson… and then it rained and the class was cancelled. Then the next lesson was on a day I couldn’t get out of work. And then there were no more lessons for newbies. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I had an opportunity to join my wonderful friend in Haiti this year, but it was through her church, which I don’t really want to do for a variety of reasons, like my religious hang-ups. I want to be comfortable and 100% on board with the organization’s mission, so this one might not be completed for another five decades.