starting is progress


My office has been so neglected while we put all of our energy into the barn project. But every time I looked at it, it made me sad.

I needed a little win.

pink door

pink door

I threw dinner in the oven and ran out to my thrifted office door armed with a quart of pretty pink paint and 15 minutes.

pink door

We’ll get around to cleaning off the porch and replacing the light. One day we’ll install that doorknob that’s still in the package on my desk.

But for now, seeing a pink door is surprisingly encouraging. It’s a visible sign that things are changing for the better.


It’s not there yet, but it’s better than it was a year ago.


When I get overwhelmed with how far we have to go, just like when we paid off that huge amount of debt, I step back and remind myself of how far we’ve come.

It’s worth it to start today. Even invisible steps can add up to big changes.