So often I find myself waiting.
Waiting for the perfect moment to do something or say something. Too often I find that that 'perfect' moment never comes. I know that this will likely be the case and yet still I hold out, waiting for it.
I am gradually learning (though more slowly than I would like) that it is nearly ALWAYS worth just doing something. It might not turn out exactly as we imagine but that's part of the beauty. I had been wanting to start my little crafty business for such a long time but I felt like there were so many things that needed to be perfect before I would be ready to share it. The problem was that no matter how much work I did I never seemed to get any closer to being ready. The more things I did, the more things I discovered that needed doing. It was like opening a can of worms. Eventually I simply heeded this very good advice: Stop waiting, just do it. And I'm so glad that I did. Because there's no such thing as perfect. It's a constant evolution and the journey is just as rewarding as the destination, perhaps even more so.
On a much smaller and less significant scale, we decided this weekend to stop waiting for our home renovation to be finished and invited our friends over for dinner amongst the mess and despite the inconveniences. Unsurprisingly we had a whole lot of fun and enjoyed ourselves enormously. I've got no pretty pictures to show you because the house really is a disaster, but I've got a whole new bunch of happy memories to keep me smiling through the week.
It's little moments like these that reinforce the message for me; that there may never be a perfect moment; there is only NOW and the longer we wait the less NOW we have.