Day 142: Getting Things Done

As I’ve said before, I am the world’s worst or best, depending upon how you look at it, procrastinator.  I plan things or decide to do something and I keep putting it off until I have no choice but to do it.  Part of that is pure procrastination but the other side of it is that I perform much better under pressure.  In college, at the very beginning of the semester, a paper would be assigned and due 2 months later.  I would wait until a few days before it was due to begin writing it and I would usually end up with an A.  The same was true when preparing for a test or presentation.  I do it at work and with projects at home.  I’m much worse when there is no deadline…like when I plan to do some organization in my Magical Writing Haven.  I bought an expandable set of shelves about a month ago and they sat in the box until last night when I decided to assemble them.  And I actually brought them in here and set them up this morning.  I also assembled a small rolling shelf and set it up last night.  I have such a limited amount of room here that I have to find creative ways to store and display things.  This room was once my crafting room so I have card making supplies, tools and equipment, jewelry making supplies and tools, bath bomb and bath salts making supplies and tools, a huge amount of essential oils and, various other things in here.  I sat here last night and thought about the fact that I am not a very good card maker and the things used for that take up a huge amount of room that could be put to better use but first, I have to let it all go.  I am thinking about contacting Samantha, the person that got me started and telling her that I am boxing it all up and it’s hers.  I have invested a lot of money in this little venture and I could sell it but just ridding myself of it and clearing space that could be put to much better use would be enough.  Plus, I don’t want to deal with trying to find buyers even though they’d be getting a total bargain.  I think I’d just get rid of the equipment and all of the dies but keep all of the stamps, papers, inks, punches, and other various things that I can use in future projects that I work on for SWW and future SARK groups.  I am very bad at letting things go.  I don’t know why that is but it is.  It’s not like I’ve ever been deprived and am making up for that past deprivation.  Part of my issue is my OCD and ADHD.  When I decide that I want to do something, I don’t start out like most people do.  I dive in and completely immerse myself.  I don’t just buy the starter kit…I buy everything that you could possibly need…from beginner to complete expert.  And then as soon as I have everything and get it all set up, something else grabs my interest and I head off in that direction and, once again, dive right in.  I try to control it but I haven’t done a very good job of that.  But I think that getting rid of the cardmaking stuff will be a step in the right direction.  And I will regain a little control and retake some of the space that I so badly need here in the Magical Writing Haven.             


About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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2 Responses to Day 142: Getting Things Done

  1. I totally get becoming immersed it the craft hobby de jure.

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  2. Maggie says:

    I have similar issues. The things I am passionate about require space and equipment I do not have. Sometimes I think I fill my space with things I think might suffice. They don’t. I am slowly weeding out and finding calm in the lack of clutter.


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