Day 15 already. Somewhere between today and tomorrow I will have reached the halfway point of this series.
To say that it has been easy would be lying. To say that it has been fun, would be an understatement.
This series, this challenge, has truly lit a fire under me and given me a stern kick in the booty.
Just yesterday my sister, who reads my blog all the way in New Zealand, asked me ‘why are you doing this to yourself, why don’t you just take it easy?’. I didn’t have a good answer, except that I like myself so much more when I am active and doing stuff, that I like my life so much more when I am learning and stretching myself, and that I like my house so much more when I see little proofs of my creativity and attention popping up everywhere.
Yes, it is exhausting trying to finish something on time, hurrying to catch that window of opportunity to take pictures in the proper light and retreating every night to my little writing corner to edit my pictures and put up that days post. It is all real time, even if I try to work ahead a bit over the weekend, so I can just finish something after work during the week.
Could I work/blog like this all year? Definitely not!
Do I secretly want to? Oh yeah!!!
But even with all of my anti-procrastinating gusto, with all my ‘Let’s get it done!’ attitude and with the confidence and encouragement of 15 days of finishing projects behind me I know:
You can’t be productive 100% of the time.
You can try, but it is ok to slack of sometimes.
I love the energy that all this doing is giving me, because it is true: nothing gives you more energy than being active and doing something, especially something you love. And I know that I never get so tired as the times when I keep sitting on my butt and do nothing all the time. So I am definitely in this for the second half of this series too. In fact I am working my way up to the big finale, because next Thursday starts my Fall break and I’ll have even more time to work on projects, even some bigger ones. But I also know that come November I will be glad to skip a day of blogging here and there, because this daily commitment is not a light one.
I will need time to reset, to recharge and to recoup. But I am sure I will take something with me out of this whole experience:
The confidence that even I , the worst procrastinator in the world, can get up and start something…
…. and finish it too.
So how about you? Are you working on long forgotten projects? Have I inspired maybe some off you to walk away during the commercial breaks and finish something? Is anyone out there thinking “if she can do it, so can I”? Are thing Getting Done! in your world too?
How about we do a special Getting Things Done! linky party at the end of this series?
That would give you two weeks to go on and drag a half forgotten project out of the basement and finish it. To pick up the paint brush and paint something you always wanted to paint but were afraid of ruining. To clean up and decorate a neglected corner of your house, or to simply take the time to get the last of your leftover summer decorations put away. Maybe your garden needs some Fall attention, or you still haven’t cooked your favorite Fall recipe.
Two weeks to Get Something Done! To strike something off your list. And then blog about it and share it here.
What do you think? Are you up for it?
I am writing a series of 31 days to Get it Done! You can find all the posts in this series here.
On the first day I explained in detail what this series is about and what I am going to do, find that post and all the posts since then in order here.
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