if it’s broken, fix it

It can be disheartening to learn at the end of a project that you have to redo something. But I know it’s not always a bad thing to have to fix something. It just means you’re one step closer to getting it right. And to me, if it’s not right then it’s not really done. I used to have an aversion to fixing things, because once you finish putting something together, you want that satisfying feeling of completion. But what I’ve learned from sewing is that it’s nigh impossible for something to be 100% right the first time you put it together. There is always something you can improve on. So I’m training myself (it’s not easy…) not to expect completion the first time around. If it happens, hey awesome! But I am totally prepared to take something apart and make it better, because I’m not going to negate all the time and effort I’ve already put into the thing by letting my standards plunge at the end. I’d rather spend 100 hours making something awesome than spend 10 hours making a piece of junk.

in in progress, updates

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