Too Many to Even Think About

I began doing geneaology research and a family history album many years ago.   Any of you who've ever begun such as task can probably relate to my feeling of being overwhelmed by the amount of information available; the amount of information still missing and the daunting task of organizing it into something that will be meaningful to future generations.   One of my albums is almost done and three others are in the beginning phases.  I kind of gave up on them until last night when my mother-in-law asked if I'd done any more work on them.  I pulled them all out and realized how much I'd accomplished and that I should at least try to finish the rest. 

On top of that, I've got all kinds of yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, cross-stitch fabric and thread with their associated unfinished projects.  I made three pillows for my family room last year with the fourth and last unfinished upstairs by my sewing machine.  I've also got canvases, oil paints, pastels, charcoal and conte crayon sitting on my desk along with my camera and various pieces of photography equipment.

I'm not ADD.  I never finish things because in my mind, nothing is ever good enough. 

Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
46-50, F
2 Responses Mar 15, 2009

Make sure you write those stories down before those who tell them have passed on. Unfortunately, tradition of story telling is a dying art.

Hi, Francesca! Those are great projects. I can't knit to save my life (I do crochet really pretty long snakes, though!) Genealogy is a big interest of mine, too, but sort of a failure, because a lot of my family history is oral and/or lost to time. Good luck on your projects!