A year ago, we imagined that we would have many of our renovations done by now. Instead, we have done next to nothing.
There were certainly other life projects and events during this time: We started living that Thug Kitchen life, Aaron got a new job and lost 60 lbs, and we’ve helped friends and family with their minor renovations needs. We’ve also started a tabletop gaming group called Variant Hex with some friends of ours. We learned about the life-changing magic of tidying up, and as a result better identified what we want our house to be.
We feel discouraged by how little progress we have made, but we’re trying to refocus on what we have gained in this time as we push forward with renovations. We’ve been “sharpening the axe” throughout this time, and should be able to execute more efficiently.
We are currently in the middle of our kitchen renovation. This is our first big project, and we’ve already had a few surprises. Because we took time out to sharpen the axe, we have been better able to tackle problems that arise and adapt to what needs to be done.