Irish Proverb: Everyone lays a burden on the willing horse.

On January 1st, 2009, I wrote the following resolution.

I still dream of making Traincor (a training company based around technology-based training) a reality. Last year one of my resolutions was to get the ball rolling by teaching at least one class in the name of Traincor. That did not happen. I’m not giving up on this one just yet. I’m giving myself one more year to do something — anything — to get this off the ground. The resolution for this one is the same as it was last year: prepare, advertise, and publicly offer at least one training class in the name of Traincor within 2009. If I haven’t done anything with Traincor by the end of 2009, I resolve to let the domain name expire and move on.

That means for 2008, 2009, and 2010, I’ve dreamed about doing something with Traincor, but that’s all I’ve done. Dream.

But dreams don’t turn themselves into realities on their own, and I’ve yet to lift a finger on making Traincor happen. It’s time to let this one go. I’ve been renewing the domain name every year since 2007, and haven’t done anything in the name of Traincor. It was a great name and a great (I thought) idea, but it’s not going to happen. The domain name expires in 5 days, and I won’t be renewing it this time around.

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3 Responses to “Traincor = Down the Draincore.”

  1. Mom says:

    When you live life to the fullest, sometimes there just isn’t a way to fit one more thing in. And sometimes the time just isn’t right. The wise man knows these things. Maybe just shelve this one for a while, but don’t forget the dream. I really think you’d be good at Traincor. Someday I’d like to see you go back to the dream!

  2. ubikuberalles says:

    When I was a kid I wanted to build robots. Androids, actually, with life-like skin depicted in the original Star Trek TV series. So far, the closest I’ve come to realizing that dream is owning an Android phone. Not quite the same thing, but I’ll survive. And so it goes. You’ll survive too.

  3. Felix says:

    Rob, I feel your pain. I have been holding onto a domain since ’07 and have a dream for it, but nothing has happened. I’m not sure I am ready to let go yet, but I am not sure it will ever be used either.