spinthemoon (spinthemoon) wrote,

30 days can take a really long time

Last year, I did a "30 days of me" meme. It took me about four months, and I never finished it. Partly because I'm a slacker, but mostly because I really got stuck on the last topic, which was "Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days".

I have no idea what to say to that. Hope? I hope I'm still around 365 days from now. Dreams? I don't spend a lot of time dreaming, because I'm too busy trying to pay attention to the here and now. Plans? If you know me, you know how funny that is.

One thing I've learned over the years is that my life works much better when I don't try to steer it. I realize that doesn't work for everyone, and I also realize that in many respects I could be considered a big fat failure of a person who never lived up to her potential. (Um, that sounds more than a little conceited, doesn't it...like I think I have all this potential). But I'm the first to admit I'm not ambitious. Or that I am ambitious, but my ambitions have little to do with achieving things most people use to measure success.

Also, I'm a jinx. The jinx to end all jinxes. Just writing the last two paragrahs has me looking over my shoulder (so please forgive any typos from here on out, because it's really hard to type while looking over your shoulder). I'm afraid to even give you examples of how jinxy I am, out of fear of jinxing myself. Suffice to say that at a former job I was at one point forbidden to talk about anything but food or the weather, and I wasn't even allowed to mention the weather during hurricane season. That year the Oilers were up by 32 points in the playoffs but then lost in the second half? All me.

So, I'm not going to say anything more about that topic, but I am going to claim this post as finishing that meme. Whew! It only took a year or so. I have another "30 days" meme that I may pull out and modify, since every topic ends with "in great detail" and I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be fun for anyone. In the meantime, if there's anything in particular you'd like me to post about, let me know.
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