The Challenge Continues

The Challenge Continues
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By the time this post goes up it will be day 39 of the 100 projects in 100 days challenge

Today getting things done is feeling like a challenge.

Maybe my excitement is waning or maybe it’s just that my most recent projects are turning on me. Whatever the reason today I wasn’t feeling up to any of it. Add to that everything I tried to accomplish gummed up or a stray cat hair suddenly appeared to mar the perfect finish. 

Today was frustrating.

But I can’t wait to be motivated to finish a project.  This is my job.  These projects are my livelihood.  Several of the projects I’ve completed during this challenge have already found new homes.  This past weekend was Picket Fence Gals and it was fun to see #100Projects100Days items come through the register.  It makes all those painting days worthwhile.

Challenge Motivation Quote

Today, I did complete a project. A goose figurine that has been on my shelves for 6 years or so. Since our next Picket Fence Gals sale in March is the only sale before Easter I thought I should give him an Easter makeover.

No, I didn’t feel like doing it. I didn’t feel like writing a blog poster either.

On most days being my own boss is pure heaven. I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself, which is awesome.

On days like today, it’s the worst because it’s so easy to just give in to that lazy feeling.  That’s why this challenge is so important.

There have been so many days in the past year when I felt like saying, “Why? What’s the point.” There was a pandemic. The shop was closed. I had inventory languishing on the shelves. Why should I power through getting projects finished.

Now that the shop has reopened, I’m regretting not having a stock of finished items to rotate through my booth.

The challenge has been motivating enough to stay on track even when I’m not feeling it.

If you don’t know what the challenge is about you can read the original post here.

If you want to see my favorite project of the challenge (so far) check out my post of using Angelus Leather paint!

Many Blessings to You!

~S

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