Keeping Commitments

So I began taking a drawing class last Tuesday. I’ve always wanted to do that, but never did. A few months ago, I signed up for the class but ended up canceling because we had to take one of the furbabies to the vet (I can’t remember why). I got really anxious — I didn’t want to miss the first class. So I dropped it. At least I got a refund. Then I signed up for this one.

The class goes for 5 weeks, and each session is 3 hours long. This went by very quickly. Towards the end, when the instructor had us drawing a still life (of a cube and an egg), I started getting a little antsy because I couldn’t draw the objects properly. I was ready for class to be over because I had decided then and there that I didn’t like drawing after all. Even though I didn’t feel like continuing with the class, I made the decision to stick with it because surprise! I do like to draw. I’m glad that I’m able to follow through on plans since I’ve felt better.

I never would have reacted that way in the past year. I would just quit and be done with it. In fact, in other classes that I’ve tried to take in 2018, I quit them all except a crochet class and the flash fiction class I took.

It wasn’t so long ago that I was always canceling plans. I’m glad that I’m able to follow through since I’ve felt better. If you have a tendency to not keep commitments, that’s okay too. Hopefully that will improve.

Do you tend to cancel plans at the last minute? 

10 thoughts on “Keeping Commitments

  1. Good for you! Those all sound like cool, fun things! 🙂 I do sometimes cancel plans if I don’t feel up to it or am overwhelmed by my emotions… and I also sometimes don’t do things I planned on doing (like apply or audition for something). I also just show up late to a lot of things… :/ If it’s a class I’ve already paid for, I’m more likely to go because I don’t want to waste that money. Thinking about the benefits of something and how I’ve felt in the past after doing something tend to help too.

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