I’ve heard it said you really come into your own skin in your thirties. That your twenties are all about discovering who you and by the time you hit 30, you know a lot about yourself and can really start living – you can start settling in and being comfortable with who you are. Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I can see the truth in that. A lot of times, I still don’t know everything I’m good at, but I certainly have a greater understanding of and am comfortable with my tendencies for interacting with the world.
One of which is that I’m REAL good at dreaming up and starting projects. Now, there are obviously a lot of benefits to being a visionary, but the downsides are nowhere more visually apparent than in my home. I’ve got a zillion half-finished, brilliant projects strewn around the house. SO, to create some level of accountability (threat of public shame?), I’m going to start a regular series I’m calling “Git ‘er Done.” I’m no fan of Larry the Cable Guy (other than his Mater character in the Cars movies…) but I couldn’t come up with a more appropriate title.
For these posts, I’ll focus on the litany of small projects that can easily completed in a few hours or less. Most of these projects can be completed using materials I already have around the house. Admittedly, I probably procrastinate on projects like these because our living situation feels some what temporary. We’re renting, and have been throwing around the idea of buying a place since we moved in. But, one thing I’ve learned in selling previous houses is that our home feels most ours when we’ve gotten it staged to sell. So, I want to take the time to get our place set up and looking good, no matter how long we stay here.
There are a lot of these, folks. This series could go on for a long, long time. Here are a handful of the first projects I plan to tackle.
Git ‘er Done – Summer 2017
- Hang art around TV
- Hang art above master bed
- Paint inside of corner hutch
- Artwork above fireplace
- Finish Eli’s room
- Hem curtains in family room and Wade’s room
- Re-pot plants
- Replace curtains in living room
Anyone else have the same tendency? How do you motivate yourself to get those projects completed?