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Just let go....

The list of things I want to redo or make for our home is long, very long. From installing quarter round trim downstairs to making a quilt to snuggle up on the sofa. I've recently realized that there are times when I just need to let go, and focus my energy on something else. I picked up this outdoor swing from a freecycler and the structure was in great condition but it needed a new upholstered seat and a fresh coat of paint. It sat in our yard for months and every time I looked out the window I saw it and I would expel a deep sigh. It was sinking my creative energy. I felt like I had to start on that swing before I tackled any other projects and the idea of starting the swing left me unmotivated. It took Jon mentioning his disdain for the swing, once more, for me to realize and accept that I'm never going to finish or even start for that matter.

I give up!

And so on freecycle it went and not sits in another person's yard waiting to be made over and enjoyed. There comes a point when the to-do list is so long that you need to be straight with yourself, will you ever really get that done? Could you hire someone instead? Or just accept things for what they are?
Acceptance and letting go...lessons well learned this time around. I have a feeling I'll be seeing them again on this journey.

1 comment:

morninglight mama said...

This post rang so true for me, especially right now. Before I turned in for the evening last night (at 10:30- WAY WAY earlier than anytime in the last 2 weeks), I retyped and printed my official to do list, segmented into immediate, next week and longer term sections.

I need professional help. Seriously.


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