The big thing that I should have done in 2010 but didn’t was complete my book manuscript. Not because I was scared, worried, or unsure, but because I had (and am still having) a hard time figuring out exactly what revisions my editor wants. And also because after taking forever to finish the dissertation, this is the last project I feel like working on. Even my obsession has its limits. I will definitely finish this in 2011, however, as the time for deadline extensions has run out.
Note: This is my response to the #reverb10 prompts for December 20. #reverb10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Each day has a prompt. The December 20 prompt is: “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?)”