In school, I played sport. I enjoyed playing but never really had the drive or determination to have to win. In hindsight, I think I would like to have had that will to win.
It may have brought with it butterflies, nervous energy and greater highs (and lows) – but I suspect that now I will never know.
With exam results, I did not really have nervous waits. The results needed to progress to the next stage or to a preferred course were not very high – so I escaped that worry.
Seven years ago, the date (and close enough the hour) of birth of our child was determined by the calendar of the consultant and theatre availability – so I was spared the anxious weeks of being on standby to drive to the hospital.
Earlier this month, the shortlist for the Blog Awards was announced. I had forgotten about the date and only realised the announcement when I received my daily update from Grandad.
Having made the shortlist and being somewhat elated (somewhat of an understatement), I did check out the Blog Award website and noted that the finalists would be announced on 29th September. I am glad that I did not count the number of times I checked the Blog Awards site yesterday and today – I have definitely contributed to an increased hit count.
At this stage of my life, some may say that I have been unfortunate not to have met this before now, but, I can now honestly state that I have experienced anticipation.
If only I had read Grandad in full or even checked the Blog Award site fully, I might have avoided the sensation.
Nominations were to be announced on 11th August but were not issued until 12th. The Shortlist was announced on 13th September – a while after the scheduled 11th September set for release.
Anticipation has now passed. To the finalists selected, good luck for the Awards Dinner to be held on 12th October – or some date after that…….