One of the reasons is that I just never know what life is going to send my way. It's true that none of us do, but some people are better at pursuing a goal despite this. I prefer to ride the wave, see where it carries me and then make the most of where I am on the journey. It isn't that I'm lazy or purposeless, but that going with the ebb and flow of life is the best way for me, personally, to feel at peace. In the meantime I can focus on where I am at that time and accomplish some short-term goals that suit me for the phase I am in.
I've seen some blogs where people list 101 things they'd like to do in 1001 days. Now, that I can handle! Some are big dreams, like bungee jumping or writing a book; others are smaller, such as getting a pedicure. I won't make a list of 101 things (yet) but have decided that this week, in addition to making my 'must do' list, I'm going to put a few things on it that I'd like to get done, loose ends to be tied up.
Yesterday I cleaned and organized the closet in our spare bedroom and came across several unfinished projects: a couple quilts that just need to have the binding finished, an applique square that is 80% done, and a few other odds and ends. It would be nice to have these things completed and crossed off my list.
Maybe once they are finished I'll feel more ambitious and will either start a new quilt or even write a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days!