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.