Sunday, December 30, 2018
I have learned the importance of finishing the projects that I've started. There's no joy in these projects most of the time.
My first Ph D (Project half Done) was a bathrobe.
When I was twelve, one of my mom’s friends offered to help me learn to sew. It was a very thoughtful offer, but somehow, I never really connected with this woman. I didn’t know her well, and I didn’t feel comfortable with her. I went to her home several times and made the outer part of the bathrobe, but never made the lining. My mom was busy with five other little children at that point, and my project got pushed to the side.
I learned a lot from that half-finished project. I learned that sometimes kids need adults to carry a project for a little bit if the child is going to learn how to finish it. If the liner had been cut out, I think that I would have returned to sew it together and add the buttons.
It’s funny how I still remember that project. I really wanted a special bathrobe, but I needed some extra motivation to get “er done. I hope that I remember this lesson as I work with my grandkids. Big projects can look so impossible part-way through. I try to stick with my plan to finish what I start.