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At work this week I’ve gathered information for an insurance claim on a building that took storm damage earlier this month. The insurance company requires historical data for the past two years plus the current year. It takes me an hour and a half per month to summarize what they need. I have completed twenty months of spreadsheets so far.
Today is the fourth day in a row I'm working on nothing but these spreadsheets. It’s getting old. As I plodded through another month, I started thinking I didn’t want to do this same task anymore. I want to do something else. This is not what I want to do.
Then it hit me. This is the same thought pattern that made it so hard to get the February TIF challenge piece done. I decided weeks ago that I wanted to turn a photo into a coloring book page and color it with fabric paint. Then I turned around and talked myself out of it thinking it wasn’t a good idea. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t, but it’s what I want to do. Every time I try to start the block, I get sidetracked because I’m not using the idea that originally inspired me.
I didn't realize I did this to myself. How many other times have I done it? Do you do it?
The next time I hear that little voice in my head tell me not to follow my heart I’m going to tell it to shut up and go away. I don’t want to hear it. I’m doing what inspires me.