A new determination.
You'll notice that I'm updating a goal tonight. The other night, as I was putting my daughter to bed, she asked me to cut her nails. Believe it or not, I'd never done that before - I'm not so good at it, and I've always been freaked that I'd cut her skin or something. So I left it up to her mom and grandparents. Anyway, so 2 nights ago she asks me to cut her nails. I grab the clippers and find that it's actually pretty fun to cut her nails...she's very relaxed and, for once, sits still, and we just talk while I play the role of manicurist. I doubt I did a great job, but it's good enough. Then she says "Daddy, why don't you cut your nails", and I then have to explain to her that I have this nasty habit of biting my nails. She didn't ask for it, but I've decided to stop biting my nails because I don't want to be embarrassed to answer my daughter's questions. There's many harder things we all have to accomplish in life, so it's time I just knocked off this habit I've had for 20+ years. I'm not going cold-turkey - in the past, I've berated myself each time I caught myself biting, which led to guilt and, utlimately, failure. This time I'm going to just focus on not doing it, and I've bought "No Bite" polish to remind me not to bite (as so often I'm not even thinking about it when I do it). Yes, that will be me putting on the nail polish every day. The box says I have to keep putting it on for 3 months after I stop biting. Wonder how they figured that out. Anyway, I started yesterday. This one's for my daughter.