On being a dummy.
I’m a dummy.
This isn’t going to be a deep, introspective look at my faults and flaws or how I can use them to create art. This isn’t going to be veiled cry for help. This isn’t anything more than me coming into the blog section and owning up to doing something dumb because, as I mentioned, I’m a dummy.
I deleted the entire monthly video for September before I had a chance to post it. After I’d spent hours editing together the footage we shot from InterventionCon weekend into what I thought was one of our best videos to date, I went ahead and deleted it in a supreme act of stupidity and I’m-not-paying-a-lot-of-attention-to-what-I’m-doing-right-now. This was a rookie-level mistake that I shouldn’t have made. But I made it and I’m owning up to it because I’m a dummy.
Garth and I will try to make up for it this month, although Garth has nothing to make up for. It was my mistake that deleted the vlog and he shouldn’t be burdened with extra work. Maybe I’ll do two monthly videos for October, or something like that. When you’re a dummy who makes a dumb mistake you have to atone for what you did. So here I am, step one, admitting that I’m a dummy. Step two will be doing the extra work to make up for it.
If you ever find yourself being a dummy, and we all do, try not to beat yourself up over your mistakes like I do. It makes for a (hopefully) amusing blog but it’s not healthy to berate yourself. Recognize your error, apologize to whoever it affected (if anyone), and work to reconcile your mistake. Taking that step forward is the best thing to do for yourself and your future, because it will prevent you from being a dummy again.
I sure learned my lesson.