One day I will...
And all of us know the difficulties to really get things done.
Productivity books and methods as GTD (Getting Things Done) by David Allen are booming.
You might think "One day, I want to...." but then life comes in between: I have little time, I am too busy, it's raining, I don't have the right tools, it is not the right timing... all excuses for not starting. You wait for 'better this' or 'better that'.
You wait for the perfect situation.
We all know this as procrastination.
I am so guilty of it, too.
This week, I wasn't painting. I had tons of time and enough inspiration to get going.
But I was waiting for the perfect situation: me in my dream painting studio!
My working space
Then, we came up with the idea to use the tiny garden shed. There was very little room. And this shed doesn't look like my dream studio with huge walls, tables, massive storage possibilities and endless material supplies. Not really.
But it was a place where I could paint. So I put the lawn mower to the other corner and got myself 2m² space to paint. It might look amateurish, but it's all that I needed.
If you really want something - just do it!
Time for something new.
Then Autumn came! First, I put more cloth on to resist the low temperatures. But even with 2 jackets, my hands where too cold to paint. It's time for something new.
But still no nice studio. It didn't matter how much I dreamed of my perfect studio - it hadn't appeared on the horizon.
Again I was waiting. And not painting.
Luckily, I realized after a day, that I don't have to wait for the perfect situation. That I could start with something little, something not perfect.
I knew there was a spare room in the house. I couldn't transform it totally, as we need it when guests are visiting.
So Freek and I came up with this creative solution: the bed easel!
It is a temporary painting wall that you can install on top of a bed frame. With little changes, I had a studio!
Your to-do list, project or big dream needs a push. A push from you.
Be brave, take responsibilty and GO, make it happen! Step by step to the perfect situation.
Thanks for reading.