Unfinished

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It has been a lifelong frustration of mine, unfinished projects.

The longer I live the more there are. For the first time, I am looking at this in a new way. These projects aren’t signs of failure, they indicate personal creativity. I am a planner, a list maker, AND a complete free spirit. Seems unlikely doesn’t it…

Today while bustling around trying to decide which project to work on, I had to laugh. For all the longing to have things “checked off”, not all things work that way. Dishes, laundry, writing a letter, paying bills. These are tasks with more defined endings. When a creative project is begun on the other hand, it is impossible to foresee where that will lead.

I often sign up for creative online classes. Which, I might not finish because I see another one that sounds equally amazing. Click. Which leads to digging through drawers. Find. Things long forgotten and tucked away might remind me to record family memories. Write. Another day is done.

Is the time wasted?

My husband has suggested to me that finishing one thing before beginning another would ease the confusion. I am known for letting go of three life pursuits only to find 10 more. What can I say…except….Thankful. What a privilege to find so many things interesting! Moments to spare most days, just devoted to creative delight.

Unfinished projects seem more beautiful cast in the light of a journey. Each step means something. Teaches something. Relish the unfinished.

 

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About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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