Not long ago I was working on a personal home improvement project. I had the vision of transforming my Poshmark Reseller Closet into a :
Bearina Bubble Library
Initially I had planned on utilizing floating shelves to hold the books – it did not work out. Despite having followed the instructions, the shelves kept on leaning and this was without the books on them. I was so annoyed as I had freshly painted the space in a light pink and now had to remove the anchors that’s sole purpose was to sturdily hold the shelves. The anchor screws looked:
Smooth & Shiny
My thought was “ Oh, no big deal these will be a piece of cake to remove”. Lies. Lies. Lies.
You see – once the anchor was inserted into the wall there were 5 prongs that popped out on the backend (unknown to me, but now I know) to keep it in place. These motha suckaz took the strength of 1 million bunny foo foo’s to remove. Removing these anchor screws resulted in:
Holes that I had to take the time to fill, patch, and restore.
I learned a valuable lesson from this experience:
Not everything that appears to make you float can truly hold your ish up
I now keep this “anchor” on my desk as a reminder for how to go through life.
To go through life with a healthy level of curiosity and a mind that inquires on if this partnership (whatever that may be) will result in serious patchwork afterwards. I am not fearful as I know how to patch all kinds of ish up and still level up.
It’s the things that appear smooth and shiny that can leave you with holes that ain’t so tiny.
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