On a modern day dilemma

It is impossible not to finish something

If you keep plugging away at it.

This is what I tell myself

When my projects look overwhelming.

 

On the other hand,

I suppose it is impossible

To finish something

If you keep plugging away at it.

 

So it would appear

That the better part of success

Is knowing when to keep plugging and

When to quit.

10 thoughts on “On a modern day dilemma

    • Awwww!!! I have found a “sister” who understands my dilemma!!! Does it help to recognize how far you have come on a project, instead of calculating the distance to the summit of the mountain still left to climb?

      • It helps some I think. But with sewing for growing children I can’t ever, ever reach the summit!! It’s a continuous parade of dresses, jammies, slips, coverings, etc marching across my sewing machine. Or marches to it and waits it’s turn, more like it! Do I need to lower my expectations? I like to sew, but with so many other more pressing things weighing on me, such as what’s for supper, 😉 sewing quickly becomes a formidable chore!

        • Wow. That is a ton of sewing and I see that my words did not consider the factor of an ever-increasing stack! However, the growing daughters may develop a few gifts in the near future that will help enormously…? Courage!

          • I’m feeling convicted that perhaps I exaggerated my plight! There are times I feel caught up on sewing. It so happens that I’m just now in the middle of tackling the sewing that I wanted to do during the winter. Therefore, the desperate feelings of being on a gerbils wheel. I’ll keep plodding! And by the way, help is pretty far in the distance; one daughter is 6 and the other 8 months and I can’t begin to envision my sons taking up sewing!! But thanks for the encouragement.

  1. Well your blog posts don’t show any sign of the struggle so you must have it in you to know when to end things

  2. I love this!!!

    There’s an older lady in my church who gives the best advice, always simple yet practical. We were chatting about the upcoming birth of my firstborn and she said, “Sometimes you just do what you can and then decide that you’re done.”

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