By: Jana Greene
My mother used to call it “petering out”.
“You’re always starting things without finishing them,” she would say. “you just peter out.”
Oh, how hard I try not to “peter-out”!
I start out strong, and by ‘strong’, I mean obsessive-compulsively. I gorge myself with information about any given pursuit, lunging into it with enthusiasm. I will go the distance!
It makes no difference what the pursuit might be. Below is an incomplete list of projects I have begun without finishing (what…you expected a complete list?) :
Yoga: This routine involved a DVD set in which I was to emulate the “poses” of unnaturally flexible people. Thinking this excercise might be good for a tightly-wound person such as myself, I went all-out. I bought the mats – and, I am sorry to say – two pairs of spandex pants. (The mats are now rolled up decoratively under our living-room coffee…
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