First is Final

First is Final is my action word for the year 2019.

Why am I already talking about 2019?


Do you ever put you credit card in your pocket because you don’t want to carry your purse. Then you take your pants off, throw them on the closet floor and forget all about your credit card until you are in Publix and go in your wallet for your card and it’s not there?

Asking for a friend.

But really, I’ve already been thinking about what I really want to work on this coming year.

Not a New Years resolution

Not really a word for the year because honestly, by January 17th I’ve already forgotten what my word was.

When I was a full time employee, we were required to do self improvement courses. I usually enjoyed them and during one particular seminar, the speaker mentioned “First is Final. It meant that the first time you pick up something or start something, you do it until it’s done.

I know that somethings have a process and it’s impossible to finish something the first time. However there are times when you CAN finish. If someone asked you for something and you can do it then and there, do it.

It’s completed.

You are happy

The other person is happy.

Now that I’m a stay at homer, I currently have 127 projects started and none finished.

I’m overwhelmed

It’s Christmas

It’s the end of the year

It’s a lot of things and I’m tired of juggling the balls and whose fault is it?


Instead of leaving my credit card in my pocket, I will take it out and return it to my wallet. I won’t lose my credit card anymore or at least think that I’ve lost it for maybe 12 days.

Instead of starting a new project after scrolling Pinterest. STOP scrolling PINTEREST…..JUST STOP. I will finish the project(s) I’ve already begun.

This list is an accountability for me. If you see or hear me talking about something other than in this list, you are obligated to put me in my place.

1) Kate’s chairs are done!!!

2) The cute little jars for the laundry room – these are done too!!

3) Jack’s big boy bed

4) Jack’s Stocking holder – Finished!

5) The fireplace in the parlor needs an updated blog post because it’s so cute and it’s getting a facelift already.

6) Install Shiplap in the secret room. WHAT secret room??

I have some Christmas items to assemble too and I’m sure there are more projects started than what I’ve listed. But I’m going to get my “first is final” going right now.

I know…’s Christmas and there are gifts to buy and parties to attend. I know there is less money now than other times of the year. I know all that and I agree. I’ve added free Uber driver to my current day, so I get it. Not enough hours in a day right?

But what better time to start than now? Not tomorrow and not next week. The new year? Nope, too many days from now.

However I will need to wait until therapy is over today. Since I’m currently in the parking lot.

Happy Friday friends,


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover πŸ’œ Wife of Steve for 36 years πŸ’œ Mom to 2 grown kiddos πŸ’œ BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph πŸ’œ5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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