Prompt: Beyond avoidance. What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)
Hmm…the only thing that comes to mind is the eye doctor—I didn’t go to the eye doctor this year because I was too busy plus I really do still have enough contacts. However, I’m pretty sure my prescription has gotten a bit worse and I really need to make an appointment. Another reason I’ve been avoiding it is that I don’t have an eye doctor here yet, so I don’t know where would be good to go. Oddly most of my friends don’t wear glasses or contacts and don’t have people to recommend.
Will I do it? Yes! Otherwise I will run out of contacts in a few months and have to resort to my glasses and there’s no way that is happening!
I don’t know if that’s exactly what the prompt was looking for, but that’s all I can think of. I really accomplished a lot of my personal goals this year…I really think I did everything that I SHOULD have done, except, like I said, the eye doctor. COULD I have done more? Yes, of course, but at some point one has to step back and say, yes, that’s good, you’ve done well.
“That’ll do, pig.”
I think of that quote from “Babe” when I want to tell myself I’ve done enough. I tend to beat myself up for not being overachieving enough…I worry that my house/car aren’t clean enough, that I’m not working hard enough at my jobs, that I don’t look put together enough, that my meals aren’t tasty enough, that I don’t act polite or nice enough…that I’m not accomplishing enough on EACH AND EVERY DAY.
(And I don’t mean I think of myself as a pig! )
“That’ll do, pig.” That’ll do, Hannah. Stop worrying. You’re doing enough.