It's Father's Day and we've already had quite a busy weekend. I'm blessed to still have my father around and I'm blessed beyond words to have Breen as a step father to my children. I'd like to write more about that but quite honestly, the words escape me sometimes for the enormous amount of love and gratitude that fills my heart.
I've been thinking about completion this weekend. When I take a closer look at my patterns, I know that I tend to start things, get about 3/4 of the way through and then abandon the project. I'm a journal junkie. I love to write every day and I love paper. This month, I bought 2 new blank journals and started one already. The problem is that I already have a perfectly good journal that is half way filled and begging to be finished. Why is my brain wired this way? I look around at all the other endeavors: happy creations that need to go on-line, aprons that still need ties, a hand painted chair that still needs to be finished, a quilt that needs to be backed and sewn. Three reactions came to mind immediately:
1. Leaving things half finished drives me crazy
2. There is something centered around the idea of "fear of completion"
3. Am I being too hard on myself? Should I just let it go and go with the flow?
What would happen if, God willing, I actually focused on one project and made the decision to commit to finishing it entirely? I know I would be so proud of myself if I did. Is there something I fear in that? I'm going to be giving this some deeper attention as the month continues.
Here are some photos I took this weekend that make me smile.
A new journal page:
Big creative messes around the house:
Bento Box lunch:
Candid black and whites of Breen: