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? 

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I hold an MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University. I'm a fiction writer, blogger, wife, pet mom, and Ohio State Buckeye!

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.

  2. I commend you for sticking with something. Yes, a lot of the times I do back out at the last minute. Lately, I have been sticking to plans. I’m not quite sure why, but I am trying to stick to them. It really depends on how I’m feeling that day.

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