it's good to remind myself from time to time that i don't give up on everything i attempt.
daruma dolls are a japanese thing (read about them here, if you're interested). when you get one, the eyes are blank. you determine a goal and fill in one of the them. when you successfully complete your task, you fill in the other eye.
i got to fill in the second eye of this guy when i graduated with my ECE diploma. yay me.