We’re on day fourteen of 31 days to Embrace Your Space.
Want to make sure you don’t miss a post? Subscribe to my RSS feed.Yesterday we talked about the problem with perfection. Overcoming the pressure to be perfect can be downright scary – but since we’re all human, mistakes will happen. Learning how to get past the knot in your stomach is tricky stuff. But guess what? We all make mistakes – it’s how you look at them that’s the important part.
Six months ago I bought two chairs, with full intentions of coming home and starting slip covers right away. Three months later I finally bought some fabric (well, my sweet friend Roeshel did and mailed it to me.) Three months after that I finally decided to tackle this big, daunting task of actually making them. And guess what? It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
I put it off forever, blaming it on a plethora of reasons. The real reason was that I was scared. Worried they wouldn’t be good enough. Terrified of making a big mistake. Scared beyond belief that I’d screw it all up.
A few days ago I finally started working on them. It’s not a 30 minute makeover – but they are actually getting made. Before I’d even really got into a good flow, I made a mistake.
Shockingly, no one called the slip cover police on me.
Even though I had to piece together fabric to make the slipcover work – it wasn’t my biggest mistake. The big mistake here is that I waited 6 months to make them. I’ve been hating the fabric on chairs that I loved the shape of for six whole months, out of fear. I’d built it up to be this scary project that isn’t so scary after all.
What are you afraid of?
Whatcha gonna do about it?