I remind myself of this daily, since I have the unfortunate tendency to get anxious or despondent about "all of these loose ends", to the point where I feel that there can be no small progress - only absolute. It isn't true, and those thoughts can freeze me - leading to procrastination ("I will take care of all of this in one fell swoop as soon as I have a big chunk of time/money/patience!"). Procrastination is the enemy, and I cannot afford to fight it with short bursts of impulsivity, characteristic of prior years. In the past, I created my own system of lulls & upheavals, which has left me largely rootless and feeling as though I have put years of work into a void, perhaps rich experientially, but long-term pointless.
The only real progress seems to come in slow waves of falling together, accomplishing minor life-maintenance & repair every single day. Creating new pathways meter by meter. (Joanna)