Thursday, April 18, 2013
P is for Persistence
I hate to say I'm a quitter, but there's really no nice way to put it. If my husband and I are painting a room, I'm the one who moves the roller over about three square feet of wall before I complain that I'm tired and end up reading on the couch while he finishes up.
I'm the one who has lists full of good intentions: health plans, organizational goals, the plan to learn French. But we all know what happens... I last a week before it all goes down the drain.
But there is something that I won't give up, one goal that I stick to even when it seems impossible. Writing. It goes against all of my impatient tendencies, all of my laziness, my pessimism, my instinct to give up. But that's because there are stories to tell. So many stories that I probably won't get to them all in this lifetime. But I hope that these fingers will be tapping away, scribbling and scrawling until they're old and arthritic. And maybe someday those stories will be read, but for now... I'll just keep writing.
Are you persistent? What goal are you unwilling to give up on?