The idiom, as you probably know, is actually 23 skidoo. Several different origins can be found, all of which lead to the same meaning – “get out while the getting’s good.” What does this have to do with 52 skidoo? At first sight it appears to have nothing to do with 23 skidoo. The former just popped into my mind when I was going to write about week 52 of this blog. At second sight, I saw a real connection.
When I decided to go through with writing a blog, I had very low expectations. As a rule I am pretty disciplined, take responsibility seriously and unless there is an extenuating circumstance, always keep my word. However, when it comes to writing I can be unreliable and often prefer not to follow through. I’d rather do most anything else than write. I have previously discussed how I came around to blogging, so no need to repeat. The big challenge for me has been follow through and longevity. I made a commitment to myself to post something every week with a full year as the big goal. (I can’t believe I just said ‘goal.’ It is one of my least favorite words. I reframe that word every chance I get. Intent, area of focus, desired future and the like are far more palatable.)
As week 52 is upon me, I am flummoxed. I actually did it – one post each week for an entire year! Never imagined it would happen. Since I completed the challenge to myself, I have a get out of jail card. I could 100% skidoo while the skidooing is good with absolutely no regrets. Then, I surprised myself. Having survived the 52 week challenge, I thought why not try for another 52? That thought was immediately followed with, “Are you Crazy? Why take on that kind of pressure?” Okay, I admit I have to be a little crazy. Why else would I do that? Bottom line – craziness, pressure, weeks of seemingly nothing to say, I’m going for it anyway. And, the best part is I am giving myself permission to skidoo at any time. Fingers crossed and hoping to be back here at week 104.
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