December 20 – 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?) (Author: Jake Nickell)
I could rename this prompt “ridiculous avoidance”. Read on.
In all honesty, there are probably at least half a dozen things I should have done this year that I still haven’t done. Most notably, I still haven’t renewed my travel documentation. Why? Because I hate the process of doing it. I tire of filling out the same old information on the same old forms that are all a million times longer (and not at all user-friendly) than they should be.
What a whiney excuse, though. Especially when you consider that I live up to 1500 miles from my family (some are only about 900 miles away). No travel documentation means I don’t get to see them any time soon. That needs to be enough motivation to get my arse in gear and get it done.
Will I do it? I have to. And I’m off work next week, so it’s a good time to get the ball rolling. If something happened to my family and I had to go south for an emergency, I don’t want travel documents to be an issue preventing me from getting there.