That being said, I realize how easy it is, even here, for me to force myself into a rigid schedule, jamming the pieces in. Yesterday I told myself, “You don’t have to complete this puzzle, you know. You don’t have to do something that is tedious, boring and meaningless.”
So here it is, my partially completed lighthouse puzzle. I loved piecing the first 1300 or so pieces, but the last 200 offer me no worthwhile challenge. There are times when I have to keep going even when I don’t want to, but matching the shades and shapes of blue and pink sky pieces for a jigsaw puzzle just isn’t one of them. The challenge is to know when to keep going and when to put something aside and pick up something new. Now I’m working on a thousand piece entitled, “The Peaceable Kingdom”.