Last week, the Jolly Librarian was home sick, and the staff breathed a sigh of relief that they would not have to report on their November resolutions. They also prayed that I would forget the whole thing since December arrived before the next report. But I recovered and remembered.
So here are our final reports:
The Novel Person: While the novel is not finished, 2 solid pages were written each day, and there is great hope that the first draft will be finished by the end of the year.
The Grandparent Person: The intentions were good and efforts were made, but as November got busier, it became harder to do. However, it was a worthy goal and will stay on the radar.
The Indecisive Person: Perhaps this person’s shrug when I asked if she had become more decisive this month says it all.
The Exercise Person: “Complete failure.”
The Cubicle Person: No progress.
The Vending Machine Person; “I never meant to try everything in the vending machine. It was a joke.”
The Be-Healthy Person: The less said the better.
Still, we learned many things this month:
- If you’ve dropped a resolution during the year, November is not the time to pick it back up.
- November is an extraordinarily busy month.
- The Jolly Librarian may be the least effective motivator in history.
- The staff participants prefer to take a crooked path rather than a straight road to goal achievement.
- The participants’ weaknesses stem not from laziness but from cockeyed optimism that one more thing can keep getting added to already full schedules.
The December Challenge: We challenge ourselves and you all to enjoy each other’s company and to be thankful for what we have.