I am a terrific starter but not a very good finisher in art, in home improvement, in writing, in books read, in life in general. (And all the people who really know me are lovingly nodding their collective heads in agreement right now.)
Do you know that point in a job interview where they ask you to tell them your weakest quality and you fidget and say something lame like, "I tend to be a perfectionist and so sometimes this makes me take my work home with me". When what you really mean is "I don't manage my time very well so I have to haul my work home at night which I resent, just to stay current".
My answer would be something like this, "I have a lot of great ideas and wish there were more hours in the day to implement them." When what I really mean is, "I am good at starting projects but lose interest or move on to something else before I finish the first one so I really don't get much done in a day."
One of things I want to do this year is finish a project or two that I've already started. As I type this I am staring at our staircase that we removed the carpet from and discovered beautiful oak flooring that was in need of sanding and a little TLC...in 2011.
Definitely on my list of things to finish. That is just the tip of the iceberg. I have five gorgeous quilt tops that need to be quilted, a bathroom with the wallpaper partial torn down, a vegetable plot with raised bed planters that I begged my husband to build that have been sorely neglected, a guest room/dressing room that has slowly become a storage unit and so much more.
2014 will be the year of finishing things well. I am giving you all permission to question, remind and nag me about my progress. I am going to do my best not to start anything new unless I have finished something old.
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