Give Your All

Martial arts today gave me a thought. We were talking about how it’s important to give 100 percent because 90 percent will likely mean you die. And you don’t want to regret not giving that last 10.

Anyway, I got thinking about how people talk about giving 110 percent. Many say that’s not mathematically possible. But what if most what people believe is their 100 percent is actually their 90 percent?

Where did this come from? Well, on a number of occasions, I thought I couldn’t give more until I had to. Playing roller derby was one of those things that pushed me harder than I ever knew my body could physically go at the time. Divorce, miscarriage, and job loss are some of the things that pushed me far beyond what I thought I could handle emotionally.

Translating that to my writing, I have no idea where I will get to. I don’t even know if the sky is the limit. Maybe the only limit is myself.

Anyway, some things have changed lately, so some of my goals are changing. My back and neck have been giving me trouble and the only thing that seems to help them is yoga, so I’m now doing some yoga several times a week.

Goals Update


  • P.A.N. Pilot: 13/44 mins [Due: May 31]
  • Horror Short Story: 360/7,000 words [Due: June
  • Horror Script: Waiting for the next phase.
  • The Page & The Magician: 71,993/80,000 words
  • Puppy Chow Script: Revision not started.
  • The Blood Waitress Club: 24,092/80,000
  • The Mockumentary Script: 10/120 mins
  • Artos Red Script: 2/120 mins


  • Bathroom Door: 90%*
  • Dishes: 90%
  • Laundry: 70%
  • Entrance: 75%
  • Recycling: 90%
  • Mirrors: 2/7

*To be finished after the long weekend. I have been stalling partly because of my back, but also because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to cut it in a straight line. Recently, I realized I could clamp my large metal level to it and use it as a guide. And maybe if I put the line on painters tape, I won’t disturb my paint job. Then I’ll just have to seal the top of it, reattach the wheels and hang it.


  • Online: 14/30 hours
  • Class: 18/30 hours
  • Buy French K.I.S.S.


  • Car Loan: 98.2% paid off.
  • OSAP Debt: 1.47% paid off.
  • Mortgage: 14.81% paid off.


  • Yoga – 2/3
  • Iaido – 1/2
  • Walking – 1/7
  • HIIT – 0/2


1 thought on “Give Your All

  1. That’s a very interesting idea, that our “100%” could be less than that. I can relate to physical issues getting in the way of things, so hugs on that. Gentle hugs. Nice work on your goals.

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