I’ve gone back and forth with blogging so many times, it was beginning to feel pointless. I don’t keep up with it like I should (mostly because every time I sit to write, someone needs me…and those someones will always come first). I told myself I would write when they fell asleep, but then other duties – like napping – called.
But every single day, it continues to be a thought in the back of my head. So, I started perusing Facebook to see what my favorite bloggers were writing about, what was going on in their lives. Through my perusing, I ended up on a post over at Crafting Connections about half-finished projects and the need to complete them.
That reminded me of something I heard three years ago. I was writing at my college newspaper, and I interviewing a student who was in his 40s, and returned to school as a way to show his son that he needed to complete college. So they were going to school together. He was also in a band and worked on many side projects.
When I asked him how he got everything done, he admitted that there will always be a lack of balance. Some things will get your attention more than others and every day, those things will change. But, if you give it a little of your attention every day, you will eventually complete that project.
At this time, my projects include fixing up the backyard, cleaning and prettying up our little shack in the back and finishing painting a little mural in my daughter’s room. A month or so ago, I started working in the backyard for at least a half hour each morning. I always got a little workout in and felt nice to see the yard open up again.
I’m really terrible at taking “before” photos, but imagine all of the dirt area being completely covered in dead leaves and weeds. Insanity.
It has the potential to be a really great yard, it just needs some love. While I was back there with my friend, we decided to clean and paint a stand I got from my stepsister and I started cleaning the playroom and creative office in the back. That’s where the kids and I will be confined to when school starts so I want it to be as fun and lively as possible.
Still need to do another coat of teal. I’m thinking the background will be yellow and the shelves will be blue. And yes, that is a door just hanging out in the background.
I also have a halfway done mural in my daughter’s room that I’m creating with wall stencils, which means there are stencils just hanging on her walls and stuck to her mirrors until I complete the project.
With exactly one month until school starts, I hope to have these projects finished this month. And I do believe that if I give each project a little of my time every day, that might just happen.