Things take a little longer than I expect. I seem to get my planning wrong with an unnerving regularity. I get a lot of other things wrong too, but those can be addressed in a different post or private apologies. As for my time planning, I should have got to grips with that by now.
Someone was once asked how long it takes to write a book. They replied with the answer, twice as long as you think it will. As a publisher and writer, I know this to be pretty much correct. I am beginning to realise that the same can be said of my other creative projects.
I am close to finishing a couple, but they have taken much longer than I expected. I haven’t been slacking or doing things that weren’t on the list, and yet they have still taken longer than expected. Today I was adding some proofing corrections to PDFs. After doing that it meant I could check off another item in the bullet journal. I was a step closer to completing my project.
It can be discouraging when things take longer than we think. However, when complete we can bask in the knowledge that a job has been well done. We didn’t cut the corners. We took the time and were productive.
Now it’s time for me to get back to my to-do list. I have a project to complete.
Well, I knew I was a journal addict, but like all addictions, admitting is the first step to recovery… or another entry into the journal 🙂 It’s time for my weekly review / preview. I feel organised but could do with a few more minutes / hours / days to complete things. So in my world, that really means nothing has changed.
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The light faded.
As it did, more became visible.
Colour seeped from the scene but clarity improved.
One moment there was nothing and then… then she was in outline. The details filled as the darkness grew. Although her appearance was clear, his words continued to fail.
The light left revealed how much he still couldn’t do or say.
My bullet journal is taking shape. As is my current journal set-up. Weekly review video time…