Yes, there are seconds where I want to give this up...
...so far I've managed to keep the minutes at bay.
The seconds aren't really about this key project, the seconds are about creating and working. I'm not anywhere near the pit of despair but I do wonder: wouldn't it be easier to just stay home? What difference does it make when I'm out anyway? Why do I keep thinking up more creative projects? And what am I going to do with all of these creations? Isn't that why I stopped making for a time - because I didn't want to make more art for the closet? And why can't I be interested in doing things/being someone that the world can't get enough of - like an engineer or people who give Ted Talks?
I said I'd make 5000 keys and I will.
I wouldn't describe myself as stubborn, just determined. And I'm not just determined because it's important to me to keep my word. Or that I've got a basement full of supplies. I'm sticking with this project because I think there's some deeper insight and meaning about unlocking value that I haven't figured out yet.
That, and it's fun.
Let me know if you have any thoughts about it.
Here's the latest batch of keys: