You learned that if you got paid to blog consistently, you would get fired and owe Blogger money because you continue to SUCK at doing this without any external motivation.
You also learned that you CAN get paid to help other people out with their budget woes. You’re capitalizing on what you & R already do on your own to help yourselves, and you’re taking that around to other people that need your help. And you’re making money doing it. Way to leverage your resources.
AND you learned that families, by their very nature, messed up, but that each one is messed up in its own unique way, and none of them are necessarily any worse off than any other. This is not a new lesson – more of a re-learning – but something that it doesn’t hurt to write down and remember.
Without promising consistency, you hope you’ve learned that this takes 3 minutes a day and you should just frikkin’ do it. Stupid.
You’re only this productive because you’re NOT WORKING. You may have made others feel less than adequate vis-a-vis your last post, and you have not explained as of yet that you are currently UNEMPLOYED (really you’re in between jobs with a nice two-week break, but UNEMPLOYED sounds so much tastier).
Your words have power. Context equals cushion, in some cases. Provide the friggin’ context before you go spouting off on your own accomplishments.
Already today you have:
1. scheduled the last dance lesson before the wedding.
2. called and confirmed that R’s wedding band & engagement ring are ready to be retrieved – and Bill says they look ‘wonderful.’
3. shopped for, customized & purchased gifts for your groomsmen.
4. scheduled with your new boss to have drinks some time next week so she can get to know you, and you can find out whether or not she gets that whole red-face thing that afflicts so many folks of Eastern descent.
5. blogged TWICE, even if the first was about how you can’t blog consistently, and the second one included a comment about the fact that you’ve already blogged twice today; you hope your not breaking some colloquial rule of the blogosphere.
6. used the word ‘blogosphere’ and then looked around to make sure no one you know saw it.
7. filed your IRS form to get your $41 refund back.
8. cleaned the kitchen up after making a mess at dinner last night.
9. emptied the dishwasher.
10. ran >2.5 miles with your future brother in law.
11. had breakfast with R & her father and brother.
12. took a nap. Wouldn’t others?
The kicker: It’s 11:05 IN THE A.M. as you post this. Well done.
You suck because you can’t keep up with anything that requires daily attention unless there’s some sort of external motivation. You told yourself for MONTHS that the next time you started blogging, you would do it DAILY, even if for twenty seconds. You fell down after, what, like 3 days? Seriously. You suck.
Celebrate the failures.
Learn anything yet?