Last Sunday a bunch of us committed to changing how controlling we are to people in our life.
Time to check in to see how badly you failed! Or succeeded. Whatever.
And we’re going to set a new goal – so if you’re new to the site, get ready to become more awesome.
Those cat balls are hauntingly beautiful.
How Let’s Get Fixed Works
- There is a theme each week where you can join in our crusade to not suck so hard.
- In the comment section declare what you will accomplish this week.
- In seven days I’ll write a follow up post and you can check in. If you’ve succeeded you’ll receive a virtual make-out session from the rest of us.
- If you fail, well, you’re just human and everyone makes mistakes. Just kidding – we’ll goof on you. Hard.
Last Week Goal Check-In
I promised not to criticize my girlfriend for a full seven days. This is incredibly difficult as I know the best way to do everything. I could even improve upon how she brushes her teeth if she would only listen to me. I read an article about directional brushing that blew my mind apart. (No, I didn’t, but I lied and said I did).
I was batting 1.000 until this morning when she hit me with an unexpected whopper. She is going to start pursuing her MBA, something we had never discussed. I have no problem with that, of course, it’s that she wanted to do it without working a full-time gig during the program. And, had she $120k in the bank stashed from her days skimming drug money from the evidence room at the local precinct, I’d be into it. But, like the rest of us, this means loans. I aggressively tried to tell her that going to school full time is a stupid idea. In short, criticism.
Nine hours later I no longer believe it’s stupid. But that’s how long it takes me to realize I’m being an idiot. So, technically, I failed.
This Week’s Goal – Finally Starting That Thing
As I was attempting to shame my girlfriend for deciding to go to grad school, I had an idea, “Hey, I too should finally go to grad school!” You would have thought that would have stopped me from yelling at her. It did not. Anyway, my mom, dad, and sister all have graduate degrees. Most of my friends do, too. I should have done this long ago, and I’ve never met someone that said their MBA was a waste of time.
I manage a pretty big sales force and do all our marketing, and the skills would help me to build the business a lot faster.
But, I know nothing about MBAs. Do I have to take that GMAT thing? I really hope not – the math section terrifies me. I hope I can just show up in a tight sweater and flutter my eyes at the admissions person. I’m good at that. Here’s my declaration.
Within seven days, I will learn about the graduate programs in Chicago and the requirements to get in.
It’s Your Turn
What have you been putting off that you’ve wanted to learn/do? Remember that time you were really into stamping? God, I hope you didn’t just answer “yes.” Scrapbooking also applies. Anyway, pick something fun/challenging that would be a new experience, and declare that you will take the next step.
Also, check in from last week about you being a critical dick! Were you less of a dick? And if you’re name is Dick, does your wife ever say, “Dick!” and you’re not sure if she’s calling you one or just calling for you?