When youíre about to undergo a project, does simply looking forward to it morph into anticipation, and then quickly become unfulfilled obsession? Does me.
If youíve been reading these blogs regularly, you know I built a shed to house garage stuff, and thus allow me to completely redesign my shop layout. Well, the shedís done Ė has been for a couple weeks Ė but I have several deadlines to meet right now and canít possibly get started on my shop rebuild. And itís making me crazy.
I can be a procrastinator sometimes and Iím cool with that, but when external items on my to-do list force procrastination on me, it drives me nuts. I want to be out there redoing my shop so badly I can taste it. Constantly thinking about it intrudes upon other things (work mostly), and I find myself lying in bed at night pining to get started ďmaybe tomorrow.Ē
But the enforced wait hasnít been all bad. For one thing, work deadlines mean paychecks. For another, a crush of deadlines happening concurrently usually means a lull will follow, further meaning that when I do get started on the shop Iíll have a good bit of uninterrupted time.
Whatís more, having the extra time to think about what Iím going to do has ensured that I wonít rush into any one shop solution. Iíve been tossing several ideas around, and in taking the extra time before getting started Ė although that extra time has been forced on me rather than my taking extra time through personal wisdom and restraint Ė Iíve embellished some of those ideas and discarded others. My new shop, as a result, will be all the better.
In retrospect, this enforced delay in getting started on my shop rebuild is a good thing.
But the wait to get started is killing me.
Till next time,