Almost Finished, But…
I have only four half-blocks and one quarter-block remaining to sew into the last row. Then I will have only two long rows to sew together. Then I will be finished with this quilt top.
But. . .
But then I’ll be done! “Good!” you might say, “Brava!” even.
But. . .
“But then, what if it isn’t what I hoped it would be?” asks the Frightened Creative.
So I hesitate to continue. I have to push myself to finish. I offer myself little rewards with each seam or group of seams sewn. It is the Recovering Perfectionist in me that hides in fear.
“But What Is is already there,” explains the Compassionate Contemplate, “and you cannot (will not) change it, but it won’t Be unless you Are.” (I really don’t like her!)
Do you do this too? Do you sometimes stop working before the work is done because you fear that it will not be “good enough?”
How do you move beyond that fear?