I always hated that age old question: “how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.” Because first of all, WHO WOULD EAT AN ELEPHANT??? What a HORRIBLE metaphor! Second of all, I hated what it meant. Because I am a “dive in head first get ‘er done quick” kind of person, so when someone would say that to me, it would inevitably mean that I had to do things slowly. Yuck. I was such a fast eater, that at work staff meetings people would ask me if I grew up in a large family and had to fight for my food. Uh…I was an only child…this is awkward…
I’m so guilty of having flashes of inspiration and then immediately getting discouraged when I realize that I cannot accomplish everything all at once. I will get fired up on something, then I start thinking about all the steps that I need to take to get to the finish line just to actually start whatever it is I want to do, and since I can’t get it done by lunch time…yeah I’d better scratch that one. It’s always been a difficult thing for me to do things one at a time…when I really just want to do it all at once. I’m a major multi-tasker, sometimes to a fault. Like when I’m washing dishes as I go along and my husband gets irritated because I just washed the spoon he was currently eating cereal with. I mean, if I wash it now, I don’t have to do it later right? Plus…doesn’t cereal always taste better when you eat it with your hands anyway?
So I’ve been kind of waiting for some fresh vision in the way of style and blogging and all that and trying to figure out what the heck my next step is, what I want to DO with it (besides have fun, obviously), and also how to keep moving forward in my own creative ventures. As you know with this kind of thing, it takes time and sometimes it just feels like the answer to all those questions is a foggy “I don’t know!!!” for a looooong time. And then yesterday, I had a vision! I finally got some direction and creative ideas…and I talked to my husband about it (he’s the business smarts behind anything we do) and he agreed that it was a good idea and not TOO crazy…and that it was doable. Of course, I immediately began to talk myself out of it. Because, well, I don’t know HOW to get to the finished product in one day, therefore it’s not a good idea. He knew this was coming, so he encouraged me to just start with one or two things, and reminded me that this stuff takes time and it’s…oh yeah. One step at a time. DANG IT. Guess I’m eating an elephant guys. (not literally, please don’t come after me ok?)
Speaking of “one bite at a time”, I ordered this Rolla’s jumpsuit on a whim a few months ago because it was the last one left in my size and I’d been looking at it for a while. I got it, and it fit, but it most definitely was snug. I put it on again after months of eating carefully and working out…and VOILA one bite at a time my jumpsuit got looser!!! That’s a great feeling :)
This is the Rolla’s Sailor Flare Jumpsuit and it seems to be mostly sold out everywhere, but HERE there are some other options similar. The bolo is from Ruby Rose and the fringe booties are Sam Edelman (old, but here are some similar).
Enjoy the rest of your week, and take frustrating things one step at a time! I may get frustrated just DOING that, but hey, it’s the best way to eat an elephant right :)