Day 18 3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in 24 hours
Oh man this was a hell of a rough one to deal with! 3000 piece puzzle in 24 hours! What the hell was I thinking? I really wasn't when I decided on this challenge. I honestly think that's part of the fun. Sometimes we overthink so much, it paralyzes us to do anything. I feel like that's why "crazy" people just tend to have more fun in life. They don't think too much, or if they do, it's a matter of a "screw it" attitude and whatever happens, happens. I am one of those who can be on both extremes. Certain things I put an excessive amount of thought into that really doesn't need it or I go into something like starting a business without thinking. I have learned so much during this time. Lol, oh back to the puzzle. The stamina it takes to try to do a 3000 piece puzzle in 24 hours is something I did not think about at all. Standing around a table, having your head bent down, and eyes focused for hours was exhausting. But as we were doing it I started seeing strategies that would help along the way.
- Give yourself time to do the puzzle
- Flip all the pieces face up
- Coordinate pieces by color
- Find border pieces and separate them (start putting the border together first)
- If colors are everywhere and it's difficult to find a place to start. Find a significant difference somewhere in the photo and start from there. My husband found a trident that was a great landmark to venture out from.
- Have fun with it.
Below I have a link to the time lapse. We didn't get to finish it in 24 hours, I think we finished one eighth of the whole thing, if that. But none the less it was a great experience to have. And it's just a fun thing to go through. We had some laughs, moments of frustration (most of the time), and little victories of finding a piece that works after 3 hrs of looking. I really hope that this inspires you to do something new, maybe something a little out there. Comfort zones are just that, it's a comfort spot. You can't grow where you aren't challenged. Grow a little each day by experiencing something new.
I will be updating this blog post once we have finally completed it.