Ten more days

The year is winding down. It’s hard to believe, but there it is. Ten days left.

And for me, only 2 work days left, as I’ve taken the time I would otherwise lose. Theoretically this was supposed to be a good time to be off, since it’s generally a slow time for us to be launching anything new. Unfortunately it’s proving to be a very hectic time of year instead, as there are countless projects launching in the new year.

It’s not a good time to travel, either… too unthinkable to miss family gatherings in favor of far-off destinations and too expensive to even consider it anyway.

Ten days left in 2010.  So much I thought of doing this year, and didn’t. Didn’t join the gym (probably wouldn’t have gone anyway). Didn’t visit any international destinations at all. Didn’t write a short story, let alone a novel. Didn’t sign up for the photography program. Didn’t take dance classes, or cooking classes, or learn a language, or try to ride a horse. Didn’t see my nieces as much as I should or would like, nor take them on any special adventures (ok, they’re young yet, so they’d be local adventures, but still).

With 10 days left, I could go nuts and try to right all these perceived wrongs. I could join the gym (even if I won’t go). I could sign up for a class. I could find something totally cool to take my nieces to – OK, probably it would have to be something to do for next year.  I could book an international vacation, even if I don’t get to leave in 2010. And I could totally write a story – and even if it’s horrifically bad, giving myself permission to be bad is the first step toward having the juices flowing for something good later.

And who knows, I might do some of those things.

Not the gym thing though. I couldn’t get myself to the gym when it was in the same building as me; there’s no way I’ll get myself to go out of my way to attend.

It’s important to know yourself, when you’re thinking about these things.


About aka gringita
Flotsam generator. Amateur photographer. Avid traveler. Christ follower.

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