Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

For a change, I went and visited with all the wishers before writing my own wish. I wanted to see how people were answering the question, "What do you wish to begin?" I'm glad I did. There's a whole lotta changing going on!

But, what it did is confirm for me that my wish has to be a bit different. Not just because it's mine and well, we know I'm a bubble off plum at times...but just because it's really important that I do this right.

So here's my wish. I wish to begin finishing the stuff I start. I have no problems starting anything. It's finishing things before I lose interest or my faith in my abilities. Just look around at my house at the incomplete knitting projects, the books three quarters read, money invested in beads that wait to be strung, water colors that have dried up in the tubes desperately waiting to mingle with water. And, people waiting for me to call them and say, "Hello, how have you been?" Yeah, all of it.

So that's my wish. Want to be my cheering squad at the finish line? I hope you will. I want the victory and self satisfaction of finishing well what I passionately start.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka The Closer

42 comments:

Betsy Brown said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I see Holly enjoying herself as she works on her projects, finishing those that bring her joy, and allowing herself to release the rest.

Jennifer said...

As Holly WIshes for herself, I so lovingly wish for her as well!

You sound SOOOO much like me. I am great at starting things but to continue to follow through and see it to the very end is something I continually work on. You have me in your cheering section for sure!!!

Grace said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

lol, I love this wish, it is so true.

Toni said...

As you wish, Queen ... I do too ... email me one thing you want to finish, and I'll happily nag (oops, REMIND, and QUERY) until it's done. will that help?

Sunny said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I so wish for her as well.

I think we are all guilty of doing this, now I won't start another project until I finish the one I'm working on and if I get so I don't want to do it anymore, I give it to someone that may like to finish it!
Sunny :)

Ellecubed said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Wishing you success in finishing what you start.

KnittingJourneyman said...

I have my pom poms ready--YEHA YEAH YEAH!!!

And I can totally completely relate...I still have a poncho otn that i started to design and knit no less than 3 years ago--I don't think I've touched in it 2 yrs. I have forgotten why I used the particular cast on I did--because it's not in my notes--I know I meant to come back and add some sort of collar...but what???

Oh, let me walk around...I can give you hundreds of examples....this year has been all too much about finishing the things I start and doing the things I've planned...so I can totally relate. :-)

As Holly wishes for herself, I so wish for her as well...

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hi Holly,

Here's to finishing what you start and being your own cheering squad at the finish line. Like Holly the Closer.

It seems that you finish all your wishing comments every Wednesday. That's being a closer!

G.

Deldino said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. May you be the Queen of finishing! I was laughing as I read this, since last night I finally threw away some the 2006 magazines I swore I would be using for a collage some day. Have fun!

Jamie Ridler said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Here's to strong finishes!

sema said...

As Holly Wishes for herself, I so lovingly wish for her as well!

Holly I relate to this wish and would love to make it mine too!

Stefanie said...

As Holly wishes to finish her beginnings, I sincerely wish her success in her endeavors.

Wishing you nothing but goodness.

Marisa @ Getting Back To Basics said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I think we're all guilty of this. Like you I have paints let from my tole painting phase a few years back and the scroll saw hubby bought to cut my wooden pieces with is sitting on a shelf collecting dust. I have one mitten I knit two winters ago waiting for me to knit it's mate...oh, well, there are just so many minutes in a day.

cinner said...

As you wish Holly, so I wish for you too. Once again, you are like me....i hope you can complete what you start, I too have beads unstrung...no knitting though.Take care my friend. Big Hug.

Sara said...

That is a great wish Holly. And you know I am always cheering for you.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

xx

Kavindra said...

Cough cough sputter ...
ahem!

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

(Copious throat clearing as commenter looks at forlorn copy of artist's way in corner ...)

I'd promise to be there in the cheering squad, but I am afraid I might get distracted and forget to show up ;)

Alix said...

Gimme an "H"
Gimme an "O"
Gimme an "L"
Gimme another "L"
Gimme a "Y"

What's that spell?

The best damn blogger this side of I Get It All Done And Then I Ask For More

(Population: 1)

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

The Fragrant Muse said...

Hmmmm sounds like you might be a "scanner". The term comes from Barbara Sher's book "Refuse to Choose". Scanners are people with gobs and gobs of interests.
Here's an interesting video of her talking about scanners who don't finish projects...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJYVRRyVAM

Lawendula said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Enjoy reaching the goal! :)

Rose said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so i wish for her also! This is such a good one!

joyce said...

I will be in your cheering squad, as long as your cheer me back, because I have the same problem!

Barbara said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. And I'm right with you on this. Many loose ends out there dangling! xo

Anna said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :-) ... I have my pom-poms ready to cheer you on!!

WrightStuff said...

Ah, that's a great wish and one I've been better at lately. There's still things to be finished but I am much more conscious of them waiting in the wings. I am trying to ration my creative projects so I can give each one deserved time and energy and ... finish it! This is a great thing to wish for - as you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Girlie-Queue said...

Puttin' on my evangelical preacher's hat and castin' out an "AAAAAMEN!...cannah I get an Amen!" LOL, dang woman, we WERE on the same page today! LOL Just laughing my self silly... big blessings.

As wishes Holy for herself, so too do I wish for Holly!
~SHamsi

Eileen said...

Pulling you over the finish line! Go Holly ... you can do it! Cheering from the sidelines is a skill I have acquired supporting all of the long distance runners in my family! I come equipped with water, fruit, and of course my camera!

Sarah said...

As dear Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!!
I will be there at every finish line Holly screaming and cheering and doing happy dances!! Here is to beginning to finish things!!!
Hugs and love, Sarah

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh Holly, I so understand...I suffer from the same affliction, so many things unfinished, projects abandoned! As Holly wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her also! (and for me too please)

Sheila said...

ROFLOL - I didn't read first, only the few I regularly follow and then this same thought was BLARING in my head! Shamsi left a comment on my post that said I was/am NOT alone. Here's to finishing with flourish and I'll be in your cheering section if you're in mine too.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish too for Holly!

Linnea said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her also.

This is the second wish of its kind I've seen today. I told the other wisher that I was more of a "sprinter" than a "distance runner." Perhaps all of us can undergo some marathon training together!

Melinda said...

wow I can relate to this post! As Holly wishes for herself I wish for her also! I really do!

differenceayearmakes said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I could use a dose of this myself :)

Ann said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Beverley Baird said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

What a great wish - you could be wishing for me! I too love to start things - it is the finishing that gets a wee bit slow.

I will be cheering you on!

Janet said...

Oh Holly, Holly, Holly! I'm cheering for you girl! & I coulda made the same wish.

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also. xoxo

miss*R said...

well, I will be at the end of the AW journey cheering you on.. and if you don't make the finishing line, I will come there and get you.. dragging you by the heels!!

intothedawn said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

I can relate to this wish very much. So many projects started and not finished; I tend to be easily distracted by the next shiny thing.

May you finish with joy & satisfaction!

Dede said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. My heart soared when I seen someone else that loves to start projects and never seems to finish them. I have so been working on this, really I have. Some days I am just better at it than others.

Life With Dogs said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. This one fits like a glove. A glove with a hole in the finger that I never got around to stitching up...

The Fragrant Muse said...

Now I know the rules of this beautiful glorious Wishcasting Wednesday. Thank you Holly and Janet for this gift.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her also.

Marlene said...

Ah,,my secret problem..I can't kick.or try as I might can not change...As you wish for yourself so I wish for you...may you be successful!

Grammy said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
I can very much relate to this too.

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