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Posted on The place between what we fear and what we hope

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 01:14 AM

Very timely post. I’ve just started reading The Gifts of Imperfection by BrenĂ© Brown. She talks about our expectations, shame and living ‘wholeheartedly’. Exactly what you brought up Dave.

As for my woodworking, one of the best things about it for me is that there are no expectations – either by myself or others. Until recently, I was a professional outside of the home and a toenail-clippin’, casserole- makin’ domestic diva after work. I expected a tremendous amount from myself, but when my health took a nosedive I had to rethink everything. It hasn’t been a pretty process, and it’s only beginning, but it did send me skittering to the garage which I’m slowly converting into my workshop.

While I certainly see the flaws in the projects I’ve completed so far, I’m thrilled with each and every one of them. Squinting helps tremendously!
If it stops being fun, I think I’ll go back to cleaning out the deep freeze.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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