Daily Archives: October 24, 2008

Finishing things

I tend to leave things unfinished. My 365 blog. My song a day blog. My NaMoWriMo novels. It is an unfortunate part of my personality.

It’s not that I don’t like the feeling of accomplishment when I do finish something, but I have a hard time with it. Don’t get me wrong — if it is something I’m getting paid for, then yes, I do finish. But everyday things tend to be put on the back burner and either forgotten or ignored.

So, I’m proud to announce that I finished not one, but three things yesterday:

  1. The Whistling Season — my book group book this month. I liked it but never made time to actually read it. I was about 4/5 of the way through it when I went to the book group meeting (thanks, in part, to netlibrary where I found it in audio form and listened while tagging PDFs). Then I was told how it ended — which kind of ruined it for me, but I persevered and finished it. (not that it was hard to do — easy read)
  2. The Overacheivers — I had two pages left and it was bugging me (actually, I thought I had more to read). So last night I finished those two pages. I think this book took me the longest to read of any book I’ve ever read (except maybe Wuthering Heights which I read in 15 minute increments over a semester in college) since I began reading sometime around the beginning of the year or perhaps earlier than that).
  3. My Ireland Trip Blog — I had one entry and some photos left to post and finally did. It was just a bit about the last few hours in Ireland at the airport, and the plane trip home, but I needed to write it to check off that I was done.

I’ve got hundreds of other things half or almost finished around the house, so, I’m at no risk of not having things to do.