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When you are doing something difficult or new do you find your mind constantly battling against the thoughts “why cant I just?”  

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I can easily get anything I need to make clothes from the local fabric store, and even with a reasonable hunt around the op shops I can find fabric notions galore to make any project a winner.  But this project, no.  It is not easy.  There is no local thread.  There are no local zips.  And every time I hit a wall my mind races with all the “why cant I justs?”

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What really bothers me about it is that this thinking is so natural to me.  It seems to be a habit to just ignore the wider consequences and go with what is immediately within my grasp.  How do you break this mindset, how do you do the right thing, when any easier, faster option is always within our reach?

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Whilst I battle against the why can’t I justs in making my local outfit, I needed an easy win. So this local handspun corriedale (from Bilby Yarns) became a heartwarmer for my gorgeous boy who is now the proud owner of my first #1year1outfit make.

 

Here is a glimpse at my progress on my #1year1outfit.  Chaotic. Anyone else doing a project that really challenges your mindset? 1y1o why cant i just