Am I the only one that puts off things that has to be done, but then feels really good when I finally do it? There's some things I just hate doing, so I let them hang around like a rain cloud, always waiting for me. So, a couple Wednesdays ago I decided to tackle all this stuff that was hanging over my head- financial paperwork for my home loan, made appointments to get my car realigned (something I was supposed to do after I got new tires at Christmas time), get the oil changed, and set up with a new provider (mine moved) for my yearly physical. And to cross all this stuff off felt great! Afterwards I decided to reward myself with a trip to the greenhouse to buy some flowers and herbs, and I planted them that very evening, and then mowed the lawn. It was a super productive day of crossing stuff off.
But, it got me thinking, how much stuff do I have hanging over my head in other areas, weighing me down. I decided to focus on my hobbies.
And that dear friends, is what brought about this picture:
This is most of my unfinished sewing projects, and all the books I've started but not finished. I'm guessing there's three quilts, a shirt, a dress (that showed up in very near the same state in a similar post nearly three years ago!), several tote bags, and an apron. There's five books that I'm reading. Some haven't been picked up for months.
And... there's Craftsy. I love Craftsy. I've learned how to make homemade bread, how to cook hearty vegetarian, and how make fettuccine from scratch, but I have a tendency to sign up for classes and be all gung-ho, but then not finish them. So, I have a handful of Craftsy classes I would really like to finish too.
So, I decided it's time to finish what I started and get through some of these projects. It will clear out space in my craft room, clear out mental space to tackle new projects- because lets me honest, it's no fun to sew in a room full of half finished things staring at you. It makes me feel like Santa and the Island of Misfit Toys. And as for books, if they're not that good, I should just get rid of them, and if they are worth my time, finish them.
How about you guys? I can't be the only one with a crazy amount of works in progress, can I?