There are some things that come pretty naturally to me - eating, loafing around, and the ability to finish off any bag of chips I come across. Other areas of life require substantially more effort to yield similar results. Renovations probably top that list. Just spent 8 hours doing something that a seasoned handyman would spend half the time doing.
I wrangled a sheet of drywall back and forth multiple times and lifting it over my head while trying my hardest not to swear in front of my kids only to find that my measurements were way off. But I would not let that defeat me. I would push through and managed to do it "first try!"
I am a pastor in rural Manitoba that is passionate about the church, leadership, coffee and bicycles.