Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Can Do Anything ...

I've made no secret that I think home renovation is scary and hard. We haven't even moved yet, and my stress level is super high.

You may remember this post from a couple weeks ago, and just as update ... my little laundry room project still isn't finished.

After an afternoon and evening spent priming trim yesterday, I came across this post from via Pinterest, and thought it fit the bill (and my crappy mood).

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Like I said, we're not moved in yet. And the date we want to move is looming in the 10 day range - W.T.F. Our current house isn't packed up. The laundry room isn't finished. The flooring guy hasn't come yet. The plumber hasn't run gas lines or water lines. ... and and and and and and ...

You get the point.

Right now, I'm dealing with a lot of what-ifs. For those of you that know me, you know I hate loose ends, I hate not finishing a project and I hate not having a clear deadline. I like to set my goals and then work towards them.

Each of the quotes above have reminded me that I am not super woman. And just because I want things to be a certain way, doesn't mean that they will be.

Here's what I've learned -
  • It's okay to take a break and spend the evening watching The Big Bang Theory with boyfriend.
  • Just because we want to move someday, doesn't mean I have to kill myself to get it all done right now.
  • If the paint lines on the ceiling aren't perfect ... no one is going to notice. These are just little obstacles and pressures I am putting on myself.

And finally, like David Allen says above, "You can do anything, but not everything."

That's the truth isn't it?! I am perfectly capable of painting the laundry room, and working a full-time job and getting supper on the table. But I can't do it all at once.

Breathe Robin. It'll be okay. That's a hard lesson to learn. This posts also serves as a public apology to boyfriend, who I have been rather cranky with lately. [Sidenote: He'll probably never see this.]

What do you do to calm yourself down in situations like this? What brings you back to reality?

Until next time,

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