Sorting Sh*t Out – Day 91

The Tomato Plants

So the truth is I was kind of, maybe, actually planning to cheat a little bit on my project today. You see, I spent most of my day making a Thomas the Tank Engine advent calendar for Mr. Three, and then filming a tutorial for my YouTube channel to show other people how to make a Thomas the Tank Engine advent calendar, and then editing the tutorial I filmed… And I don’t know. I just felt like I had no time. So I thought to myself, Making this advent calendar is a form of sh*t sorting really. 

But then I shook some sense into myself. I mean, come on! It’s day 91, woman! Just push through! So here I am, pushing myself harder than I really want to, because I promised I would do this. I’m totally gonna do it. Oh and also, I saw my tomato plants and was like, That’s a really easy job. Do that. 

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So I did.

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It’s not perfect, I know. But this project has actually helped me to see that things don’t have to be perfect. You might be laughing at that statement, because my house was a complete sh*t box just 91 days ago, but here’s the thing: I’ve always had it in my mind that if something can’t be done 100% properly then you just shouldn’t do it. I’d never ask the kids to help clean the toilet, for example, because I knew they wouldn’t do a particularly good job of it. As a result, rather than having a toilet become cleaner than it could have been, we’d just keep on using a filthy toilet: A filthy toilet that became filthier and filthier because I didn’t have the time to give it a real, proper clean. WHERE IS THE LOGIC?

It’s okay, I know. I have very illogical tendencies. But I am learning and I am getting better, and I feel really, truly happy when I say to myself, Hey it’s not perfect, but it’s an improvement. And anyway, when you really think about it, perfection isn’t attainable, but improvement definitely is…

Go me.

– Fern xxx


This is the Thomas advent calendar tutorial I was telling you about.
You don’t have to watch it, but you might want to? I dunno. I think I did pretty well.

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