Well, I’ve been trying to write a post every day about little projects and things I have fun doing in my shop. Some days, however, I don’t have time to get into the shop, or life gets in the way and I get frustrated with a project. I’m not ashamed to say I’m an emotional guy; but sometimes life gets a little too hard, and I break down.
So, sometimes I make a project and end up destroying it before it’s done because something mentally got in my way. But other times, life is just too busy.
I haven’t mentioned this yet but I have my first son on the way so there’s a lot of stress in getting the house ready and making sure my wife and I are really ready to have a son. Tomorrow I’ll post a work in progress of the shelf I’m making him if I get time to get started. The planning is all done, but I’m not quite sure if I’ll be able to get started. My wife collects dinosaur toys so I’m building a shelf with some dinosaurs cut into it to display all of these little toys in his room so he can play with them when he’s old enough.
Other times work gets on my mind and starts driving me nuts. I’m a Computer Help Desk guy for a career. I do a lot at work to make all of the employees happy, but sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough, or I’m not well liked, or other paranoid thoughts and those weigh me down. I know that I’m actually very well qualified, I just worry too much about every little thing.
I have started teaching a couple friends the basics of woodworking. They seem to be enjoying themselves, and it’s a fun experience. I’ve considered making some video lessons on woodworking from the beginning, and I mean the very beginning. Starting with basic properties of wood and how to use a hand saw and things.
Sometimes the world just weighs on you. And every little thing can get in the way of your hobbies, but that’s the joy in it. You persevere, you learn, move on, and make every moment count.
Any way, I hope the LJ community is doing quite well and I’ll be back with more woodworking fun tomorrow… hopefully. If not, I’ll post an update on how things are otherwise.
-- JC Boysha, Amateur woodworker, all around amazing guy.