Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. —Christina Rossetti
I’m not sure what it is about this quote that caught my eye. Somehow, I find it soothing. I have plenty of unfinished work lying around because I am a starter* — I love starting new things. Getting them finished isn’t as easy for me as starting something new. Also, I like to have several projects going at once or I get bored.
Apparently, Rossetti was a starter, too. Kindred spirits always make me feel like my crazy way is OK.
Do you have lots of projects going at once or do you finish everything you start?
*In her book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin talks about different preferences people have. One of her categories is Finisher/Opener (which I think of as Starter). Finishers love wrapping up a job (or using the last bit of ketchup in the bottle). Openers get a thrill of launching a new project (or opening a new bottle of dressing). Being an Opener (Starter) probably increases the chance of having unfinished projects lying around.