I've been immersed in a project all week which started out innocent enough. I simply began inputting data into a program to manage sales across multiple online stores, shows, my studio and the website. I already have everything in a similar program that I run my shopping cart through, but I have reached a point where I need a better way to handle the multiple revenue streams I have set up. Once this started however, a whole sub level of projects opened up which had to be dealt with before I could really continue. They are all useful to productivity and need to be done, some of it was for ending the year and taxes, some of it may be a more neurotic that I really need, but I have wanted it done...and all of it is tedious, time consuming and requiring hour upon hour on the computer.
Tonight while looking through recent photos, deciding what to use for this post, I was reminded of something that my sisters said when we were all together at my moms for Christmas. There was a party our last night and my mom had gone to bed early being exhausted from the very full week we were all home. I as usual, began the mammoth task of cleaning up. Without saying a word, my sisters gathered around, waiting for me to assign them tasks and and minutes later we all were happily tending to the areas we did best. Adam brought up that they let me boss them around and one of my sisters immediately replied, not at all. Sierra just knows what has to be done and what we do well, she's simply directing us where we should be.
The project I'm working on reminds me of that in a way. All of this other stuff keeps coming up and needing to be dealt with, but I just keep plugging away at each sub project, ticking it away where it should be and then continuing on with the course when its done. It feels even better to accomplish then cleaning the kitchen did!
photo taken by Thea (the fourth sister missing from the photo)