Monday, January 7

There is something I need to tell you

Hard to believe that the second week of the year is already upon us. For those wanting to wish your life away there are only fifty weeks left of 2013. Personally though I would rather not think like that. I want to regress to my childhood days where a year seemed like forever.

Isn't it strange how over time, time seems to pass much quicker. I am sure though before long, and right when I don't want it to, things will slow down and the days will drag on. Towards the end of Dad's day's you could see he felt they were dragging.

Today I am joining in with the ever so lovely Kirsty over at My Home Truths and the little linky that she hosts.

Which normally is all taken a bit tongue in check, but today has a rather serious undertone.

You see today I want to confess to something that bothers me quite a lot. It is an innate flaw of my being that I am not sure how to change. I am hoping that by coming clean and owning what I am, that I may actually be able to overcome this terrible affliction.

Deep breath.

For you see dear loyal and much loved readers, I am a quitter.

There I said it.

I am a quit-quitty-quitter.

And not in the I kicked a terrible habit in the bin kind of way either. No nothing as admirable as that at all. No I am talking about the I would rather toss it in the too hard basket and walk away not knowing than actually give it a go and see what happens kind of quitting.


That actually feels a little better.

Though I am guessing it is going to take more than just publicly admitting to continually giving up to overcome this terrible affliction. I am open to suggestions by the way if you happen to have any.

For as long as I can remember I am all about starting, and starting all sorts of things, but I just never seem to get any of them finished. And I have had enough. More than enough.

Some six years ago one of my dearest friends had a baby girl. She asked me to be one of the fairy godmothers. I was over joyed. So much so that I went and started a beautiful Tinkerbell cross stitch. One that is still patiently waiting to be finished as I quit doing it moments before reaching the finishing line.

Three years ago I started making cane baskets and Christmas gifts and two years ago I got a heap of beads and balls in preparation of necklace making. Only none of it happened because I gave up, almost before I even began.

Did you know that I have two half degrees? Not one whole one mind you just two half ones because I am a quitter. Twice over in this instance.

Needless to say new years resolutions and I just don't get along either. I have had the year of the writer, the year of trying, the year to make it matter all without a whole lot success. They all start out with the grandest of plans that manage to fade away to a big fat nothing. Perhaps this year should be the year of quitting?

Are you a quitter?
Have you got a confession to make?


  1. I am terrible at completing things from books to craft. I hear you on this one

  2. My Name is Lisa and I'm a dreamer .. I daydream about doing things and it almost never happens.. :)

    Thanks for following me, I'm now following you!
    Now I'm going to go get lost in your blog!

    1. That is exactly what I am as well Lisa, a dreamer, well put. Hope you didn't get too lost but found lots of great reading

  3. YEP I'm a stinky quitter also - I'm also very easily swayed and can't so no to anything really!
    I haven't even finished No.1s baby book I started 4 years ago, and have 2 more kids books that I haven't even started - Mother of the Year material right here folks
    Happy Monday Rhianna:)

    1. Wanna talk Mother of the Year material? Well my baby book has been waiting 11 years to be finished, plus two that I haven't started, one of which I didn't even bother buying a book for

  4. Oh sweetie! I have heaps of projects I haven't finished too, but I don't consider myself a quitter! I'm a 'get around to it one day' type of person. Maybe that's what you are too? You just haven't got around to finishing your degrees yet. Or that cross stitch. Or the jewellery. But one day you might!
    And you haven't mentioned anything that you haven't quit. Hey? There is this blog of yours for a start! How far does it go back? Back to 2008, thank you very much! And your family. You haven't quit that! No siree!
    I'm not sure you're as much of a quitter as you think you are :)

  5. I am afraid I don't have any pearls of wisdom except to say, that we are all like that at some point or another, honestly there are many things I have started and not seen through to the end (mostly exercise related) so don't feel bad. Could you go back and finish your cross stitch if there is only a bit to go, it is still a lovely keepsake and then it may have taken you a while to complete it but at least you did!
    Same with the degrees, is there an option to restart where you left off? Maybe that could be an option. xx

  6. I'm with Tracey on this one - I think you should focus less on what you haven't finished and focus more on what you have completed. Because you have done lots and I know I love reading each of your posts! BTW, maybe we should get together and complete our cross-stitches - maybe we'd have a chance if we did it together!!!! Thanks so much for linking up again lovely!

  7. Depends on what it is. I have plenty of unfinished projects lying around the house. But more completed things than I'm probably aware of. I like the advice of the others - focus on those! There'll be more than you realise. x

  8. Hi Rhianna, you are not alone. I have plenty of halfway done crafts kept in boxes when I had dreamt of grand plans of completing them for my girl or for friends. Let's hope we can persevere more in this coming year!

  9. I am the opposite of a quitter. I am like a dog with a bone. I will not stop until it is done ... even if I decide half way through I don't even want it anymore. Which can cause some problems. I.Just. Will. Not. Quit!
    Oh, hang on, I am a quitter when it comes to fitness and diets. Yeah, I quit those fairly easily (no prompting necessary).
    I guess it comes down to the things that you actually enjoy and mean something, and those you don't!

  10. Me, too, the pathway of my life is littered with things half-done and my hard drive groans under the weight of them. All my life I have seen people stick to what they set out to do and succeed where I have a smorgasbord of unfinished projects and just-started ideas. BUT, and this is important, maybe I don't get the rewards but I sample much more than they do and thus my diet is not a diet but a never ending succession of delights taken, tried and often left unfinished. Which is better: one solitary meal or a picnic of tasty dishes each quickly discarded in favour of the next? Variety is sunshine of life, remember that.


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