Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thirteen Things I Learned This Year

Thursday Thirteen

  1. I know how to set really big, humongous goals. Goals so large they could make one's heart faint at just the thought of thinking about them.
  2. I could get anything accomplished as long as I put my mind to it and I had absolutely nothing better to do that day.
  3. Setting goals that require a second party to meet their end of the goals just leads to frustration.
  4. Despite my disabilities, my lack of financial acuity, my lack of worldly accomplishments, and my 40 year old, flabby paunch, I'm OK with who I am.
  5. Turning 40 didn't kill me even though I failed to meet many of my goals.
  6. I still like vocal trance. Probably a non sequitur, but I thought I'd get it into this list somewhere.
  7. My family needs me. Not just because I'm a convenient full-time babysitter. My family needs the skills that I have and the knowledge I can teach them.
  8. My two oldest daughters are completely cool. They're fabulously talented and they have such bright futures I can't help but be excited to be a part of their lives.
  9. Writing a novel is not something I can do with my schedule as it stands at the moment. My family's demands are simply too intrusive. I will need to re-evaluate my goals, lay down some new house rules, and trade-off many guilty pleasures in order to squeeze in the time I need to accomplish my dreams.
  10. I conquered my fear of drawing while learning about how my disabilities directly affected my skills. It was a life changing epiphany when I realized that I forgot a bit how to draw each time I had a ticking episode. Now I've developed exercises that help me fill in the gaps again and get back up to speed.
  11. I need to learn how to manage my time better. I'm terrible at it and it is THE big hurdle to traverse for 2007. I need to make time for drawing and writing during decent hours and on a regular basis. Most importantly, I have learned that I really want this for myself. More than blogging. More than watching TV.
  12. I currently need time alone at night without noise and interuptions in order to get work done, but the price I pay for that time alone is killing me. And it's adversely affecting my kids. I cannot allow this to continue. Learning to manage my time may allow me to flip my schedule around and free myself from insomnia.
  13. I can accomplish greater goals than I've even imagined. All I need is focus, passion, and dedication. I do not need to be a victim of my own disabilities. And I'm tired of my disabilities robbing me of joy. It's time to ratchet up the goals and take myself to the next level.

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