« Mais dans quel état j'erre ? » *
First step : build a shelf.
Second step : clean your room thanks to this new shelf.
(Third step : realize you need an other shelf. Fourth step : build a new shelf ?)
If my room is not cleaned, of course it's not my fault, I just need one more shelf ! Soooooo... I built it ! Not even big, just one for the desk, but it changes all, yes yes !
To explain better: during our european volunteeering, we have to develop a personal project. I decided to build useful things with reused wood ! I would like to find places close to the farm where we could find some reusable wood, but already in our place, we have quite a lot : palets or woodplanks used to receive machins, tools, material, needed in the farm !
Thus, after some time, I finished my shelf, first step of my personal project ! Slowly but surely ! I sawed the woodplanks, sanded them, and screwed together ! And then I cleaned my room. What is maybe a personal project for my whole life - with or without shelf ! No, I'm convinced that it will help me to keep my room cleaned : see you in some weeks (or days) to check !
Actually, the next step of my personal project is (not yet a second shelf, but) to renovate a « bridge » (made of a metal structure on which I will put wood planks), to cross a little river bed in the orchard, often muddy or slippery ! I have to clean, send and paint the metal structure ; and to send and screw the wood planks ! Then, we will probably burn the outside of the planks to protect the wood from bad weather, time passing, mouldiness and others enemies !
I learn at different levels doing my personal project : using different kind of tools – electric or not - indepedently ; learning to be more regular for more efficiency ; to understand what are my difficulties when I want to do something alone, and to try to go over them !
I am aware of doing little for the moment, but I hope I will improve and that what I do will grow gradually ! Zakaj ne ?
« A tree as great as a man's embrace springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet. » *
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 64
Nota bene about cleaning : Marie Kondo, in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, gives a lot of advices and ideas to improve cleaning in a meaningful way of life !
* Lame french word