Yes. In May!
I know that this just doesn’t happen to me, (right? RIGHT?!)
When I am feeling sad or in a funk, I dive into making. I sew random things, I don’t let my disdain for cooking keep me out of the kitchen. (and hey, even if I don’t like to cook, doesn’t mean I can’t do it. I can do it pretty spectacularly, and it’s ALWAYS pretty, but I just don’t….enjoy it. It’s so gross. Meat all in your fingers…or flour that won’t go away…greasy EVERYTHING…basically I don’t want to make food. I do it….but I do not enjoy it.)
Anyhow…so yes, I delve into making things. The only bad thing is that there isn’t enough time. I work full-time, so…I’m at this whole, job thing all week. So when I get home, I don’t want to make dinner but I do it anyway, I don’t want to go to the gym but I do it anyway (I’m still about 7 pounds away from my first weight goal, so I need the gym), and I only get to sew for like, a couple of hours at the most. Which…I mean is basically pointless. In my world anyway.
When I go to my sewing room, Al follows me and sits on the bed across the room, stares at me and whines. He doesn’t like it that my husband and I are in two separate rooms, and he doesn’t like that he can’t sit on me. So, he just whines. I take this as he needs to go out, so we go, he doesn’t do anything and we go back inside…and he whines some more. This continues until I can’t stand it anymore, and then we go watch tv. Meanwhile I’ll have gotten two pockets sewn, flipped and pressed. Basically nothing done. Like, why did I even turn my iron on at all?! It’s turned off twice from inactivity…
Well, while I’m wanting to sew and can’t, I think of things I want to sew. My brain literally fills up with “I wish I could be sewing this, oh I should be finishing that, I am literally almost done with that”‘s and it gets a little crippling. So much that between Al whining at me and the two seconds of sewing I can get in, that I feel like I’m getting nothing done. Then I think of ideas for my etsy shop. This, is no help at all. I want to get enough things in my store that instead of having sections like “bags, coasters, quilts” and whatever, (lame.) I want to have a cute, a fluffin, and a stitch sections. For example, cute stuff would be like, stuffed animals, or would they be fluffin, one of the two. Stitch would be like coasters and bags….I guess? See, do you see what my brain is doing?! It’s all squished in there not making any sense!!!!
My planner is really helping me out with all of this. When I can make a list, and I can cross things off, I feel a little more accomplished and less in a whirlwind of “what am I even doing with my sewing life?!” So if you, like me, feel like you’re in a whirlwind of not getting what you want done accomplished, make a list. It helps me keep myself accountable. Also, I make little notes like, when I did something so that if I wonder “when’s the last time I cleaned the bathroom?” I can look and say “Oh, last Wednesday”.
Anyhow, so that’s what is going on with me. I’m trying to make my lists and stick to them. Even though there are arrows…and..scribbles. :O
I hope you’re all keeping a little more motivated and organized than I am! Until next time! Happy sewing! 😀