I'm not a little bit at a time kind of gal. I like to get things done and checked off of my list. Once I get a plan in mind, I'm all about getting it to the finish line. This can be good and this can be bad. It's good, because things tend to get done around here, but it's bad because sometimes I don't enjoy the process as much as I could. I tend to miss out on the beauty of the scenic route while I've got the pedal to the medal and my check list in hand. I'm slowly learning to work bit by bit. I am working on enjoying the process and taking the time to reflect and rest in the midst of a project.
This weekend the girls and I unloaded two truckloads of mulch and dressed several of our beds. (They were a huge help!! Thanks girls!) We still had energy left (OK...I still had energy left) and there were still plenty of beds left to mulch, but I'm proud to say that I made the decision to stop after those two truckloads. John even offered to go and get me a third load of mulch before he and John Samuel headed off to a ball game...but I declined. I knew that even though we didn't finish, we had done enough for the day.
I was so proud of myself and the purposeful way I called it quits. After my shower, I sat on the deck and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon, reading and knitting (and throwing in a load of laundry or two!). We'll be back at the mulching again soon, but in the meantime I'm learning to enjoy the process.
How about you? Do you have a 'bit by bit' or a 'git-er-done' kind of approach when you've got projects that need tackling?