In my life, I leave too many things unfinished. Projects, books, knitting, crafts, the gallon of milk in my fridge (due to me not eating at home that often). I’m a procrastinator my nature, which means I know I will put almost everything off. On the upside, I know I will complete them, but maybe not in the ideal time . All the things I have mentioned previously I do intend to finish…some day. For instance I finished, with the help of Jill/Mom, Clementine’s dress! It was too big for her when I started it, but Clem’s a growing girl and now the dress is complete and it looks adorable on her (most everything does).
More projects I left unblogged: My fabric pumpkins. These I actually did finish, but I always intended to write a how-to blog about them. No tutorial for now (maybe next year), but here’s the finished project and I love them! I love the miss matched patterns and it was an opportunity to use some old scraps I had laying around. The pumpkins are fairly easy to make and they made wonderful gifts! I also wanted to blog about wreaths. Yarn wreaths were a trend I could definitely get on board with this year. The one I made is still hanging up! This leads to my next point. Another thing left undone is my Christmas decorations. I will admit, my Christmas decorations are still beautifully displayed in my apartment, and I’m ok with that, but someday (soon) I will put them back in the boxes stored under my bed and await the next change my apartment will undergo.
Its hard for me to move forward when I have left things undone. I’m sure there are many things that are still unfinished in the “Life of Jenny,” but I’m ready to move on. These were a few of the beautiful projects I wanted to share with you before I did. With completion, comes change. With change, comes new opportunities. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but since its still January and lots of things are changing in life, I’d like to acknowledge the changes and refocus my direction for the year (and maybe even finish a few things). I want new inspiration, new ideas, new conversation. To sum things up, I want new things to influence my life so I can be used by God to influence others. Also so I can learn new ways to love others the way God loves me. I’m hardly ever comfortable with change. God has given me way too many reason why we shouldn’t be anxious about change. Change is needed for our lives to actively continue to grow more like Him. He provides what we need for the change and gives us faith for a better future.
Completed in 2011: Finished a book…completely. (What’s so Amazing about grace? Visual Edition, by Philip Yancey)
Changed in 2011: bought a half gallon of milk at the grocery store, rather than a gallon, and hopefully none will go to waste..ha
So far here is my stack of new inspiration for 2011. I hope it keeps growing. Feel free to contribute.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when ever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4