Well, you asked for it. You didn’t ALL ask for it, but some of you did! Remember last week when I mentioned my workroom, where I do most of my needlework?
I received quite a bit of feedback and quite a few questions. I thought I’d show you a “reality” picture – pretty much what things look like at the end of a day.
So this is the picture that seemed to garner a bit of interest. Remember, this was after a clean-up bout.
And here are some of the questions:
Does your workroom always look like that? (Um… no.)
Do you have a clone? (Do you know where I can find one? … for free would be nice.)
Are the insides of all the cabinets as organized? (This is why they have doors.)
Yep. Reality. End of the day. Time to call it quits. At this point, this is when I should have done a little “clean up” before retiring from the room for the day.
This day, the reality was that I snapped the photo, walked out, shut the door, and didn’t look back.
So that’s the myth-buster!
While it would be nice to have a perfectly clean workspace every time I walk into that room, I also know that there are limitations. Not every day is a perfect day. Life gets busy, things get hectic, and disorganization happens. That is reality. I try to take care of a little clean-up and organization every day, but it doesn’t always happen. That is reality. Perfection is often the enemy of the good. It’s true that there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection, but in reality, we can’t be perfect. Sometimes striving for perfection can cause us to fall short and then get discouraged and quit. Instead, I prefer to strive for good… and sometimes, I fail at that, too. But the point is to keep trying.
And you know, I can live with reality! I like it.
Speaking of reality, it’s going to be a busy week! Among other things, there’s a guest post on flat silk coming up, thanks to Anne Gomes! I think you’ll enjoy it!