Day 27 – #AchievementUnlocked. (hey pssst, I wrote this in February 2020 but forgot to hit the publish button until today … May 2020!)
I know I’m making it sound like I won the Oscar, but hear me out!
It was back in February 2020 when I wanted my evenings to be phone free. So getting started on a puzzle seemed like a brilliant idea!
Long story short, I went to buy a 500 piece puzzle as my solo beginner’s attempt. But then I saw this landscape view and it was love at first sight. Spoiler alert, it’s true when they say ‘love is blind’ coz I underestimated how much 1500 pieces actually meant. But who cares? I was in love! The honeymoon period didn’t last very long because what followed was 3-4 days to just sort out the colors alone. What madness had I started here (and made it public on Instagram too, making failure no longer an option!). I did a quick calculation in my head and decided it would take at least another 30 years to complete, which was fine coz I could leave it for my worst enemy to complete once I’m gone. Sweet revenge!
Short story shorter, my target was to complete at least 2 rows of the puzzle before giving up. But then the pieces started to fall in place slowly but surely and next thing I knew, I was edging closer to the finish line! Return of the romance? Hell yea!
Shorter story reaching anti-climax, OMG, it’s finally DONE! To say I was ecstatic when I fit in the final piece would be an understatement. A whole new level of patience has been reached all thanks to one puzzle! I guess this also means I can finally get my dining table back (been hijacked by the puzzle for weeks now) but before I do that, I need to decide what I want to do with the finished puzzle first!
Break it or frame it?
Until the next post, ‘Let’s keep it Strictly Lighthearted!’