I don’t think Tiffany and the gals at BloggyMoms and the Blog Dare meant to make me hang my head in shame as I read today’s prompt.
I had just looked at my table and said, “Sheeesh, I must fix this!” and then I promptly walked away.
I have a lot of “stuff” in progress. Art projects, sewing projects, DIY projects and stuff for making said projects tend to dominate more than they should space in my house. I started to organize the garage so I could move some of it out there and then Christmas came and believe it or not – I know some of you do – it has been since the New Year that I worked on my garage.
I remember all the time mavens who talk about “baby steps” and “eating the elephant one bite at a time” and you know, tips for this and that and the other you know but you've never actually done? Or maybe you started but you never continued?
Between what I know and the not-meaning-to-guilt-trip me blog post, I will devote myself, dedicate myself to giving thirty minutes a day in my garage as well as at my various table top work stations. I will make space for my “in process stuff” that doesn’t encroach upon the rest of my family.
I tell you what.
I’ll even start right now and report back in thirty minutes.
Ready? Set? I am now taking steps to fix it!
Approximately 30 Minutes Later:
Well, friends. I did a couple significant things.
I cleared a path to work from in my garage.
You see, I have put boxes along the walls of the garage. In those boxes are other works and materials and things like Christmas Decorations. I like having a place for all this stuff and I like having a way to get there. One of the other adults in my home is not a neat sorter who uses boxes or shelves.
Instead, things get thrown anywhere, my things get broken and normally I get too frustrated to begin again.
Today, in a matter of moments, I took steps to fix it.
I am on my way.
Plus I now have a load of laundry in the wash and an extra coat of sweat on my brow. It is June in Bakersfield, the extra perspiration can’t be helped.
I will purposefully NOT overdo. I will go back tomorrow and do more.
For now, I am content in what I have accomplished so far as I will be satisfied tomorrow when I do only thirty minutes more. I have a feeling the more consistent I am, the faster this task will be completed.
Do you have any tasks like this that have been nudging you forward, saying “One step at a time. One step at a time.”?
So, what’s stopping you.
Set a timer for thirty minutes and go begin it now.
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