Today is the last day of my first trimester of “somedays”. I’ve finished four months and it’s time to grade my progress.
Month 1 – Write and publish a non-fiction book in 30 days. Grade: Incomplete
Even though I didn’t finish this project in the time allotted, I’m not going to give myself a failing grade. I am still working on the project and it will get done, so “incomplete” seems a more fitting grade than “fail”.
Month 2 – Begin a meditation practice. Grade: B
I’m meditating almost daily, but most of my meditation practice is now walking meditation. I like walking meditation, but I also think sitting meditation has its benefits. In order to receive an “A” grade I need to work more sitting meditation into my practice.
Month 3 – Begin 1200-mile Club challenge. Grade: A+
The goal is to walk or run 1200 miles this calendar year. I worked that out to 4 miles per day, 6 days per week. As of yesterday I have walked and run 227 miles putting me 27 miles ahead of my goal pace.
Month 4 – Learn Italian. Grade: F
I’m beginning to think there are some “somedays” which should remain a goal for some other day. Or, perhaps, they should be set aside with the realization that it just ain’t gonna happen. Italian may be that type of “someday” for me. I struggled all month and I cannot even count to ten or carry on the simple get-to-know-you conversation I had set as my goal. I’m not going to get rid of the Italian language books and tools I purchased, but I’m not going to say this will be an on-going project, like writing a book. I may pick the books up again at some future date, but I will no longer say, “I’m going to learn Italian someday.”