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I have been stuck for several months. This declutter project is at the point where I need some furniture in my office area. It has been this way for a long time for a couple of reasons beyond life stuff.

1. It was a challenge to figure out what I needed and how to configure it. Part of this is because I want my electronic keyboard to be in the back of my little office while still having the storage needed for other things like writing resource books and pantry items. My first ideas wouldn't fit in the space.

2. The biggest problem has been availability of shelving. I got halfway through executing my plan and then nothing was available. Or one item would become available and it would be the only one in stock and there was no way for me to get to IKEA in time. 

Well, the last piece just became available for delivery! Delivery often isn't an option with IKEA in Ottawa because I live in Ottawa. For whatever reason, it is this time. It's a tad more expensive, but I live on the other side of the city, so it's actually a bit far for me to go to IKEA anyway.

This means that I will soon have my office set up in a better way. A way that allows me to easily practice music, stream, work, write, and game. Yay for a functional multi-purpose space!

The last piece of shelving is due on Monday. I'll need some sort of supports to connect it all, but that I can do once I'm sure the foundation works for all my plans. 

One con to this new setup is that it will mean I'll have to actually move my apartment-size dishwasher frequently to use it. Once I've paid a lot more off, I plan to get a smaller one that can sit on the KALLAX shelving basically where my current one lives. I'm just one person in a small condo anyway. Unless I learn to find enjoyment in doing dishes by hand. It would save me money on hydro... That's electricity in Canadian ;)

No matter the kind, goals are often like this. Plateaus happen and sometimes it feels like they'll never end. Then something changes and it can be a relatively small thing like one piece of furniture that propels one forward. Frustration is absolutely a common part of goal achievement and it's important not to give up unless the goal itself really isn't what one actually wants. I did that last round because I realized several goals I had didn't fit the me I am now.

Anyway, yay for progress being a thing!

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