I've mentioned before that I love research. I love the hunt. The hunt for the best art materials, the best History/ Phonics / Math curriculum, the best way to make a smoothie. I love the hunt, but I get lost in the execution. I like to call it "being a creative person", or "my inner Bridget Jones" Sky calls it "scattered". One day, my BFF called it "Perfectionist avoidance".
I had my doubts.
I don't live in the same zip code with the word "Perfectionist"...
I'm more familiar with the term "make do". But, I deferred to Gracefulmom's analysis, since she is more educated than I. And, she doesn't ramble. You lose some credibility when you tend to ramble on...
Back to my story- So, Gracefulmom put forth the idea that we (we are both very alike in many ways, hence the BFF part) tend to plan/dream up really spectacular ideas and then sensing that we will not follow through in a spectacular way, we give up and avoid/procrastinate. She could be onto something, but again, the perfectionist label was a hard sell.
I'm kind of in that place again, wanting to make some changes to our homeschool life- getting more of a rhythm/order to our day, adding back in more crafts, and dare I say it out loud? ..adding in some baking with the kids, and healthier snacks. I've done some research, read a few books, looked at a few websites..and then stalled. The holidays, having company, my messy house. Yes, it has all stalled.
I stumbled onto this blog post today,
...Imagine for a moment Two Mamas on their way to Waldorf Homeschooling Land. One Mama rolls up her sleeves, plans the trip, and gets going. The other Mama wants everything to be PERFECT first...
go over to A Little Garden Flower bog to read the rest of a really enlightening parable, even if you are not into Waldorf homeschooling, or any homeschooling, I think this could apply to many of us.
So, how do you get unstuck? Any inspirational advice from moving to planning to doing? Or is your house as messy as mine is right now, and you just want to commiserate?
Spill, I'm listening :)