You don’t have to “earn” everything

Hi fuzzbutts!

In the pursuit of decluttering and trying not to bring more stuff into my home, I decided to make mini goals for myself before I bring in new stuff. However, I realized earlier this week that it doesn’t always make sense.

I wanted a graphics tablet. For those who don’t know, it’s a tablet you plug into your computer and you can draw on the screen. Cheap tablets that I’ve had before require you to draw on a blank surface while staring at the monitor. This tablet displays everything you’re drawing and you can draw right on it. Lovely.

So I set a mini goal. If I could do 5 sketches with a pencil within a month, I’ll buy the tablet. It would be a good reward and I would prove to myself that this was important to me.

Well that was the equivalent of saying you want to pour a concrete driveway but “I’ll pour and mix half of the driveway by hand to prove I’m serious before I just buy a cement mixer to do the job.”

Realizing this, I bought the tablet. As soon as I got it, I was off to the races, drawing rapidly and streaming it and streaming with friends and chatting furry stuff while I drew! It was easy to do. I loved the work I completed on the tablet and I’m excited to do more and draw with friends.

The mini goal to prove I was serious was actually more of an obstacle I was throwing up in front of myself to buy a tool I know I wanted and could really use. So this week’s lesson is that if there is a certain tool you know will help you along toward your big goals (me drawing more and getting more followers and faves) then you should help yourself to it. Remember, though, to seriously consider if that thing is actually going to help you. Good luck out there, fuzzbutts!

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