Ten things — did you get ’em done?
I will readily admit: I did not.
I tried, but just couldn’t find time to get to all of these things. I’m working on some very special projects and urgent deadlines this week. Right now, there’s no light at the end of my tunnel until November, and what do you bet by then, I’ll have a whole ‘nother set of special projects and urgent deadlines to be working on?
That’s how it goes around here, which is why it’s doubly difficult for me to get and stay organized.
My office closet is slowly coming together (I did work on it some more). The piles on my cutting table aren’t quite as high (I put a few things away, and finished some more things). I even ditched a UFO I decided I was never going to finish — I threw some parts of it away, and put the good parts back into my stash for something else later on. That felt good!
My Cowboy got my shelves fixed, and I got them cleaned off and reorganized. He also put an extra shelf up in the office closet for me, which gives me more storage in there for things I previously had stacked around.
I also made curtains for my sewing room, when I ran across the fabric for them while I was putting fabric away. I now believe it is completely impossible to NOT start a new project when you’re playing with all your fabric piles and bins. The Squirrel Syndrome is simply too strong!
What this attempt DID show me is that there are several things that could be expanded on as their own little project, which leads me to this week’s task:
In the ten things you worked on last week, was any one of them more involved than you first imagined it might be?
Did you unearth something that needs to be worked on that’s been nagging at the corner of your mind because it’s unfinished?
Did you discover something while cleaning up that just needs a bit more work to be called done?
This is our week to work on that thing, and possibly get it off our plate once and for all.
I think I’m going to choose my office closet. It’s been in the process of getting reorganized for most of this summer, and I work on it for 5 or 10 minutes, then get distracted and I’m on to something else.
With my new shelf now added, I can no longer use that as my excuse for not finishing up in there. Plus, if I would just put everything away in there like I want to, it will clear up a LOT of space in other areas. I call that a win-win!
How about you?
What one thing do you need to keep forging ahead on?
I’d love to hear what you’re working on this week.