We are halfway through the semester, only two months away from graduation, less than two months away from the impending due date…
AKA cue the existential crisis!
This is usually the time I begin to second guess the choices I have made thus far. I spend more time thinking about ways I can scrap the “terrible” thing I have planned and make it into a new, better project and spend less time on working in a productive manner with the material I have spent the past two months collecting. I hope and guess that I am not alone in this feeling… (get your comment credit and re-assure me at the same time below!)
In reality I’ve lost inspiration. I’ve lost focus on what drew me to this project in the first place. I’ve let fear paralyze me from moving forward.
The irony: my project is all about how we can be more creative, productive, and fulfilled in our daily lives. Clearly I have not been giving the experiments my full attention. But this should reassure me, yes? I have started a puzzle, but I have all the pieces.
On the bright side, this will probably be a great story to share in my project; no one is at one hundred percent 100% of the time…
I wanted to use this blog post to jump back into my Capstone Project Process, but in writing it I’ve just realized that this being stuck is a part of the process… the process never stopped!
I imagine every tough moment, the ones we struggle with for a couple weeks, months, years, as a little badge on a Girl Scout or Boy Scout sash; once we have gotten out the other side of a rut, small or massive or any size between, we can wear that badge with pride because we powered through and are better for it. This little rut may be one of the smaller badges, but a badge it is.
Cheers to your process and your rut! May your sash triumphantly over flow.