How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time…
Metaphorically speaking, of course – because, you know – gross?
Good advice, though, when a project feels overwhelming – insurmountable. And that is how I am choosing to approach this whole website-networking-social media-newsletter-marketing-writing-editing-querying-publishing project of mine. One bite at a time.
Did you know that the whole project doesn’t need to be done all at once? – And I don’t even need to have it all figured out before putting one foot in front of the other. What a relief!
About that project
Yep – one step at a time. In my last post, I mentioned the many lessons learned while revamping my website. I may have even said something silly about “done being better that perfect.” Right, well – except for when you’re a perfectionist who can’t stop making “tweaks” because you don’t really know what the heck you’re doing but you know what you want.
Next step – a photo portfolio (and maybe a few more tweaks).
I’m getting there.
And thanks so much to those who signed up for my newsletter! Learning how to create it turned out to be unexpectedly fun. The first issue went out yesterday – and yes, it’s still a work-in-progress, so let’s figure this out together! If you didn’t sign up, but would like to take a gander, you will find a link to the most recent issue on my newsletter tab.
“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Martin Luther King Junior
Learning to take smaller bites
You know that saying about not seeing the forest for the trees? You can probably guess, that’s not me – at all. I like seeing the whole enchilada. And with that in mind, during one of my morning walks, I pointed my camera straight at the tree. No mountains, no vista, no sunrise,
just lovely morning light filtering through the trees.
See – even an old dog can learn new tricks.
Allowing myself to take smaller bites – it’s a bit like newfound freedom for aimless rambling.
It’s sugaring time in Vermont, and the sugar shacks are working full tilt. You will know you’re getting close to one when you catch a whiff of maple in the air.
This sugar shack – obviously no longer operational – is still one of my favorites. And it has my imagination in overdrive concocting a new story – Admit it, you see it, too. This is the perfect setting for another murder plot – right? But that’s jumping way ahead. 🙂
Maple buckets are getting harder and harder to find – but Greg and I persevered, driving the backroads of Vermont with our eyes peeled.
The cute little barn in the background – just an added bonus.
Spring will be slow to arrive in Vermont – we need to get through mud season first. But as the days grow warmer and the sun rises earlier, I am looking forward to waking to the sound of birds and mornings on my deck.
What projects do you have in the works? Are you happy to take things bit by bit, or do you like seeing the whole picture first?
I hope you’re having a wonderful day!