Admittedly, I don’t have a lot of long-term focus. It has taken me an inordinate amount of time to complete a degree of higher learning from my alma mater. I have the most meager of skills at playing the organ, because I only managed about a month or two worth of lessons before my teacher left town and I didn’t bother finding a new one. And my gardening skills lasted roughly a half a year, then I just let the tomatoes take over the yard. So, I don’t have the best track record for accomplishing tasks that I start.
However, running is something that I set goals for and accomplish. Last year, my goal was to finish the half marathon (which I did). This year the goal was to run faster (every race has set a new PR) and to finish the half marathon in 2:30 or less (still to be decided). So, apparently, I can set goals and carry through, but it has to be on my terms. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of opportunities in life for you to set goals and complete them on your own terms, there are always someone else’s rules to follow. Even my Lenten sacrifice of meat for 40 days ran into some issues with the “rules” laid down by various religious sects as to what constitutes the 40 days, is Sunday a feast-day and therefore not part of the 40 days, do I still have to abstain from meat during those 40 days. This is merely an example…and a minor one at that. Because honestly, I don’t think God cares if I eat bacon on the 40th day or the 45th day, or at all really.
So, not that I really had a point when I started this post, I’m basically just rambling about goals and the need or desire to finish them. See me at the finish line on April 28. March to the Mini update
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