Well…is anything ever really complete? (*sighs* started with a disclaimer…no-judgment zone)
As you may be aware, this year I opted out of New Year’s Resolutions (okay, opted out again) and chose instead a try-and-see approach simply by choosing a word for each month, no pressure, and seeing what might happen.
April’s word: complete. Well, it was going to be finish, but that sounded too much like a command and I hate being told what to do (even by me). Complete, on the other hand, is a gentler verb (as in “you complete me.” Corniness aside, it’s still kinda sweet). Complete can also be an adjective, with all sorts of warm fuzzies attached. (as in, my life is complete, a self-talk phrase I used a lot during my 16 single-parenting years.. Better than, um, my life is finished. You get the point. Word choice matters.)
Bottom line results for April: I did complete a few things (yay), but more often I just made some progress. And, as one of the Covid-era online webinars I took reminded me: Progress is a form of success. (Shout-out to Brandon Eastman’s Be Better Industries).
Everything I did complete felt SO. DAMN. GOOD. Completion leaves open space.
Done: (work projects with deadlines don’t really count, as we’re usually motivated for those)
- Completed (or skimmed and donated, truth be told) some books still left piled in
my reading spot from January’s word: Open.
- Completed three of the masterclasses I’d started (Steve Martin on Comedy, Ron Finley on Gardening; Nancy Cartwright on Voice Acting)
- Fixed the stuff in the mending pile
- 2nd vaccine shot received!
Progress: (projects that had been getting pushed aside more each day):
- Voice education started in January (warm-ups and reading)
- 2 doodling classes (March’s word: Visual Art)
- The happiness class I’d started (online) – hey, made it to end of week 2 (am I the only one here who starts a class and lets it slide?…show of hands, please)
So – if I were to grade the power of this word for me I’d give it a B+ – allowing for just being human. Might try that word again. Everything I did complete felt SO. DAMN. GOOD. Completion leaves open space.
Note: I noticed that I never completed blogging about my words for February or March. So there’s that.
February’s word was: Write.