Ok, I confess I’ve been seriously slacking on the blog posts for while. Let’s not look at the date of the last one, ok? It’s a new year. Time for looking forward, making progress and forgiving the transgressions of the past… (although in my defense, we’ve been busy little bees around here since early fall. I mean busy!) It is also time for a bit of reflection about how best to proceed in this dance.
I am both a procrastinator (obviously) and 95%er. Though not usually at the same time. One usually follows the other. I suspect I may not be alone in this. Anyone? Hello? I put things off as long as possible until the sheer insanity of the situation takes over and the I leap into a project with gusto! I work with brilliance and inspiration, that is, until I am in the home stretch, when the wind slows and the sails begin to sag. Then I’m onto the next project. Anything to keep from making some final decisions. You know, the ones that pull it all together and make you feel amazing, even just for one glittering moment? But what if it’s not perfect? It needs to be perfect. In my deranged psychology I have avoided any number of these moments due to a phobia wherein perfection may not arrive on my doorstep wrapped in a big red bow. (What?)
Well, this is my year of appreciating the perfection of completion. This year, I will actually frame the art. Then, I will actually hang the art, style the bookcase, and make a decision regarding the rug already! There are infinite versions of beautiful, so who needs perfect? (Plato’s Forms…?) I will find God in the details instead of the devil. I will just do it. I will accept that perfection doesn’t mean things have to be magazine-shoot-ready on the first try, or that once finished, it cannot be re-worked. But I will commit. I will follow through. I will. (Also, don’t think I don’t know it’s February already… but here I am, right?!?)
Thank goodness for Slate, where nearly everything is available to try on approval. Everything you could possibly need to round out your 100%. Just try it. Then, if your instinct tells you that you like it, don’t chicken out. Do it! You’ll be so glad you did. A finished room. Doesn’t it sound dreamy? Ready… Go!