Finishing Things

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I was reading through some of my previous posts today and realized that I start off really good with things, but eventually I get bored or think people aren’t interested, or get busy and I just don’t really finish well…or at all.

For instance,  I was going to try a new recipe every week from our Revolution cookbook, which basically has a lot of clean recipes in it.  I did four recipes and that was it.  I really don’t cook very much anymore, since my oldest son has moved out and my youngest works at a seafood restaurant.  When there is only two people to cook for, you tend to cook a lot less, or have a lot more leftovers.  Either way, I didn’t do very many recipes and I didn’t finish what I set out to do.

The other problem is that I need a personal photographer.  Someone who can follow me around while I’m doing things and take pictures for me to share later.  When I am cooking I usually make a mess and don’t want to stop and wash my hands a dozen times to take pictures of everything.  I could just write about all the food I fix, but pictures are nice to have, too.  It takes a lot of discipline for me to take pictures while I’m doing things, I’m just not a selfie kind of gal.

The biggest truth is that I try to do too much all at the same time and I end up not being able to finish anything.  I have been spending a lot of time experimenting with growing hops in my tower garden and that has taken up a lot of my extra time (like I have any of that).  It is fun and I really love growing things, so it has been easy to get caught up in that and forget about everything else.  Maybe it’s ok to just do the things we love and not really stress out about some of the other things that may just be distractions anyway.

The bottom line is that I have trouble finishing things.  If you look around my house you can see that for yourself.  I have a basket of folded laundry sitting in the living room waiting to be put away.  I have clean dishes in the drainer and dirty dishes in the sink.  I empty the drainer, only to fill it again and before you know it the sink is full again, too.  My office has books, papers and receipts on the table, waiting to be filed and my basement bathroom still has plastic hanging from when we put down the new floor last week.  When you get too many things going at one time, it makes it very difficult to finish anything.

I’ve decided that my goal for this week is to make a list and check things off when I finish them, and my hope is that I will finish everything on my list.  Maybe that is my problem, I haven’t been making lists lately.  What do you do that helps you finish things?  Drop me a comment and share your ideas!


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