What you can't see in the above picture is that there was also a pile of bags in the floor and another pile that had fallen on top of the washer. Like I said, we may have a bag problem.
But I rolled up my sleeves, donned my 1950's housewife kerchief, and went to work, allowing myself to let go of the idea that a tube to hold my trash bags had to somehow be a work of art that I spent hours on.
And in less than an hour, including the stops I made for music, brownies, hunting for fabric, pulling out my sewing machine and waiting for the iron to heat up, I had successfully turned this:
Into something useful.
That's important to me. I followed my creative spirit, rather than letting myself get hampered by the idea of imperfection.
Which means I'm keeping better track of my New Years Resolutions than I might have thought.
So, strike while the mood is hot - let your creativity flow into something useful or beautiful or simply fun - and don't let fear hold you back.
*This statement does not apply to pretty much any emotions of passion, including rage, malice and lust.