That's not to say that I leave everything unfinished. I accomplish a lot, but for every fully completed project or idea there lies another languishing in a box or cupboard, waiting for my attention. Often I am waiting for inspiration, a missing piece, something. I currently have a huge box filled with AMAZING hand painted vintage wall paper. I will use it at some point, but I am waiting for the right inspiration. It will come. I will wait.
Sometimes though, I come back to a project and think,"Ack! What is this garbage?!" The project will end up at Goodwill or the dumpster. Edited out of my life.
I have been working my way through a great book, The Odrinary Magic of Tidying Up, and it has been so liberating to let go of the nonsense we let clutter our lives. My only real hang up is the art and ephemera that come with a creative life. People like me need to have stuff laying about to work on and fiddle with, to inspire. Sometimes I will grab an art supply and then decide it won't work for my original plan so I let it sit. I know I will use it eventually, it just needs to find it's time. Ultimately I think that I need unfinished projects and ideas, always something in the works.