Last Friday this email was sent out by Jim Mills, fearless leader of DOCNA (the agility venue I compete in), to many agility competitors:
From: Jim MillsSadly, I was not one of the agility competitors who received this email. Despite many trials over the past year, Frankie and I did not qualify for Nationals. Again.
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 10:42 AM
Subject: DOCNA Championships Premium (Intern NAC qualification)
Our records show that you have completed the requirements of the North America Challenge at the Intern Level and are eligible to enter your choice of DOCNA 2008 Championships.
The premium and proposed schedule of events are available at www.docna.com.
Just like with the Amazing Race, I am still proving that the saying: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" does NOT lead to "and eventually you will succeed."
But quitting is for the weak of heart and I am not weak-hearted! Frankie and I will be at every DOCNA trial all next year and maybe, just maybe, we'll qualify for the 2009 National Championships next time around. And maybe next year I'll get to be on the Amazing Race.
I do believe in miracles.