Excuses, excuses


I’m just coming to grips with the loss of my work for the past seven years. Though I have said out loud many times that it is lost, I have not said it in my heart. I keep holding out hope that the IT guys at school will find it all evidence to the contrary.

What’s problematic besides all of the work that needs to be redone are the excuses I’m giving for why I’m not moving forward with other projects like this blog as if they all hinge on recovering, retyping the missing files. Reminds me of the times I’ve blamed my administrators, colleagues, the state department of education for my lassitude, etc. Sound familiar to anyone else?

One of the great things about the summer is the chance to take stock of not only what we’ve done right during the school year, but also where we’ve fallen down a bit, and work to make it right. Admitting failure is hard. Repeating it because it’s easier is not an option. I’ll do better.

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 1:54 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. Hi just visiting from EC Ning and wanted to say I feel your pain over your lost files. I invested in automatic backup and bless it daily!

    I’ve enjoyed reading your thoughtful posts on the reading/writing process, always a subject of fascination to me.

  2. Thanks for your kind words. I will do my damndest to see that lost files don’t happen again.

    Enjoy your well-deserved summer.

    See you on your blog,

  3. I know that this is going to work out for you, but I’m going to back up my files right now. Thanks for using my sketch, I’m honored. Most of all thank you for writing Remain Seated. It helped me understand the hardest part of writing and let me know that I’m not alone.

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