I’m not really crafty. Or handy. Or imaginative with projects. But somehow, someway, with the help of the internet, I’m going to do something with these items that I got at the lumberjack show at the Tennessee State Fair. I don’t know what I’m going to do, really, beyond sanding the little chair and staining it. There’s so much potential though.

I could draw the obvious parallels with my own life. Improving my health, getting back on track with fitness and nutrition instead of straddling the line, all the potential there to feel better and look better. After all, with state fairs come state fair food, and let’s just say I don’t feel great about myself right now. However, I’m not going to do turn this into some metaphor or symbolic inspiration.

Here’s why: learning something new and doing a cool project is exciting and fun all on its own. There will be time to set workout plans and re-learn self-discipline with my health habits. But today, I’m going to learn how to stain a tiny, wood chair. Today, I might even buy a saw so I can chop up the wood slab. Today, I might learn how to make a tiny little house for the chair. Or, I could forget the little chunk and buy some other materials to make an entire little house with other little pieces of furniture…

Okay, let’s not get carried away. For now, I’m just going to do some research, i.e. browse the internet for ideas and ask the experts at Home Depot.

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