Today as my professor taught us about threats to internal validity in my research class, I stitched the last stitches of the baby quilt I have been making for my friend Kokoro. Because tonight was the big night for her baby shower, I have been working hard to finish the blanket so that I could give it to her as a gift.
But I came home tonight from the shower and immediately felt a slight sense of loss. Where was my project? And what would I now do to avoid having to do my school work? The following is my personal take on the pros and cons of finishing projects.
Pros: 1) You can move on with life. 2) You (or somebody else) can enjoy the finished product. 3) It is satisfying to complete projects. 4) Creating things is therapeutic.
Cons: 1) You have to move on with life. 2) There's no sense of urgency about completing the project anymore since it's DONE, so you may have to actually do the other things you've been dreading...