My Time Capsule
College football is my favorite sport and at the end of the year my favorite game is in full bloom.
While watching my favorite team get pummeled in their playoff matchup I figured now was the time to busy myself up.
Since I was the alone in the house I had two choices: 1) Continue to moan and groan at my team or 2) Find a distraction.
I have a drawer below my desk that desperately needs cleaning. It’s one of those junk drawers that I’ll bet most of you have.
With the TV in my man’s den playing and my team continuing to lose I opened the drawer and went to work.
I had no idea the treasure I would find.
As you can see it’s a pretty average looking drawer.
Ignore Flash and his photo bombing antics.
In my house we call this mess a glorified mess.
Just before I went to work I came upon an old metal box that I made in high school. I forgot it was there. Curious, I opened it.
Old notes, mysterious jewelry and a handful of odds and ends littered the inside. As I began to put it back something told me to dig a little further.
At the very bottom I came upon a piece of paper. The moment I saw the title the goal of cleaning out the drawer vanished. As you can see the title was simple and straightforward: Goals for 1989, January 2nd.
Curious at this magical little piece of a time capsule I took it out and carefully inspected each goal. Now, for your viewing pleasure, I thought it would be fun to share them with you.
Make College Top Priority: Goal achieved.
Get the best grades that I can: I was a happy B and C student. I was who I was.
Move away to college – Eastern or Oregon: I was living in my hometown of Burlington, Washington. I was already accepted at Eastern Washington University but I had my eye on a little college in Southern Oregon.
Working hard at one thing can make me the best: I distracted easily. In fact I still do. Ohhhh…..a puppy video!!!!!
Work hard on exercising: Goal achieved.
Keep a strong friendship with Susanne: Who the hell was Susanne?
Write more often to Stacey: Who the hell was Stacy?
Work hard at Sears: Happy I didn’t make Sears my career.
Ask more questions to teachers: Not sure I lived up to that one. Who needs that kind of attention?
Read and write more: Goal achieved!!!
Put full effort in everything I do: Probably didn’t happen. Key word is everything.
Keep Positive: Pretty sure I had a few down days. You’ve got to give me that.
Grow up: I’m still telling myself that.
Life must began now: I think I used the wrong began.
Take on responsibilities: Does binge watching late night HBO count? I was really good at that.
Realize my potential and what I want out of life: That was a pretty good goal and one that I think I finally figured out.
So there you have it. A little piece of me on the second of January, 1989. Looking back it was a huge year for me and in many ways the decisions I made that year brought me to where I am today.
It’s amazing, don’t you think, of all the goals we make and how some of them take us to where we need to be. Now if I can just figure out who Susanne and Stacy were my day would be complete.
Happy Friday Everyone!!!!