Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finishing Projects: Pros and Cons

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...


Lauren said...

WOW! That quilt is beautiful. Where did you learn to do all these amazing things. I need your nearby to teach me! I totally understand what you mean about finishing projects. Regardless of the cons, I think I'd like to finish some more of the projects I've started recently :). By the way, your comment on our blog was so nice. We saved "Luka" for you guys:)

Marie said...

Wow, Metta. That quilt is beautiful. I'm very impressed and didn't know you could do stuff like that. You are a woman of many talents.

Headle said...

METTA!! Today is a VERY happy day for me, I get to read your blog :D I miss you like crazy and feel sooo bad we never got together in Utah! We live in OR now so if you ever come our way...please let me know!!

YEA!! I love you! You are a doll and I'm SO happy we can stay in better touch via blog now :)

Forbes Clan of Six said...

That is beautiful. I have always wanted to learn how to do that. What do you guys think of Carolina? I visited South Carolina and have wanted to go back since. Hope all is well. Hugs and kisses to you and Marcos.