Wednesday, November 24, 2010

IT Gets Worse Before IT Gets Better!

Have you ever noticed that when you're working on a project or encountering a challenge, "IT" sometimes seems to "get worse before IT gets better?

I think we can all relate to the times when a room in your house gets a "deep clean"... you end up making it much messier in the process to get it to the place of cleaner- "better". In the middle of the project mess you may doubt if the getting worse part was worth the getting better part. Can you relate?

What is your "IT"? We all have them.

Right now, mine is our home renovation project. It seems to get worse before it's getting better! I wonder how much longer?... when will we finally be completely "better"? We are living in the midst of a cluttered mess! It's been 10 months since we moved into our fixer upper and begun our projects based on priority; doing all the demolition and construction while living in the house as we renovate. It's been like a domino effect of shuffling one mess into the next in the process of each stage of updating. Besides the fact that we are living our everyday lives in addition.

My family and I are truly learning patience and perseverance!

Office area by kitchen looking in from dining room.

This is our dining room area looking from the living room. The domino effect of mess from "every day living" and "renovation". This is a sample of our "IT".

What is your "IT"?


Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

HMMM...good question, my "IT" would be our kitchen, I can't wait to get a remodle started next spring because its looking pretty shabby!
Hang in there though, I have lived through a major bathroom remodel...and 8 years later it was finally done! Thankfully we had another bathroom that we could use in the 8 year "IT" phase though!
Terry :)

Melanie said...

YES! I tell my husband this every time I clean out the kitchen cabinets! ;)

Following your blog!


Color me blingy! said...

My "it" is my bedroom. Needs some serious attention! In my spiritual life my "it" would have to be trusting His timing in regard to the things I know He has called me to in ministry. *sigh*....the bedroom problem is much easier to tackle, for sure!