Dear, sweet readers of mine, two weeks ago I wrote a post about all the projects I had finished so far. I immediately felt that I owed y’all an apology. You see when you gather three months of posts and activities in one big scope, it might seem as if I have my act together. As if I am in control, and super productive. Well the fact that I prepared this post for you the next day and am only now ready to post is, is proof enough that I don’t, but it gets worse.
Let me keep it real for you. You know I am all about keeping it real. There is enough fake in this world already. And since I trust that you are all real women like me anyway, I thought you might appreciate a little insight behind the productivity too.
So let’s start with that infamous craft room project.
I started it halfway through January (13 weeks into it and counting…). I haven’t been able to use my craft room since. This is the current state of it.
A cupboard in the middle of the room. Still full, that needs to be emptied (but where to put that stuff in the mean time) and taken to goodwill. A bare wall where some sort of storage unit needs to come and stuff everywhere.
Speaking of stuff:
My table so full that I can’t even cram one more thing on it. Or under it for that matter.
This craft room project is taking forever and I seem to be moving messes from one corner to the next. There is still so much work to do here, and problem is I keep getting new ideas at the same time. So who knows when I’ll ever be able to actually craft in this room again.
And take a look outside. We had a bit of nice Spring weather earlier this month. And I took advantage of it and jumped to work in the garden (hence the stalled progress on my craft room. Focus anyone?!). I cleared out this border on a Sunday. Took me hours, those weeds where not budging. But I conquered them and the ground has been ready ever since for the next step in my garden vision. Still waiting…. And the weeds are coming back and are laughing at me….
Of course while digging in the garden that day I had visions of ‘doing a little bit after work each day’ and working my way through the borders. Excellent idea. I did it that Monday. Straight home from work I put on old clothes and garden boots and started weeding this border. My man looked on with more horror than surprise on his face “what are you doing? I am hungry? Shouldn’t we cook and eat!!!” .
But I put in my 45 min and then called it quits for that day. I was going to pick it up the next day after all…… See that clear demarcation line. Yeah. My new routine lasted exactly one day. Haven’t touched a shovel since.
And then there is our garden table……
Does this look at all familiar to anyone? All my leftover decorative projects got dumped here. There is still my Christmas wreath in the middle, the pitcher with the I-am-done-blossoming cherry blossoms, my twig wreath (I disassembled my mantel because I needed the palette wood for another project), the bulbs waiting to be planted in the garden. And yes there are still some vintage ice skates hanging in the corner back there.
So, please let no one be fooled by the pretty – everything in its place pictures – I love to post here. I am just hiding the mess….
But out of chaos we attempt to create beauty. And slow and steady might not be the way to win the race, but it will still get us to the finish line. And a little nudge in the right direction, or maybe even a stern kick in the butt can help break the circle of procrastination and get me going again. So hang in there my friends. I will get it done! And beauty and inspiration will be here again… even if it kills me trying to create it for you.
So can anyone relate? Anyone? Please……