Sometimes I get bogged down in everything happening around me and with me that I don't seem to function. Sad, but it's true. I can look at my yarn and not want to even create anything. Or I look at my unfinished craft room which has created a junky guest room and wonder when will I pull out that bucket of paint to finish touching up this or that. And so I have to take a deep breath and temporarily walk away.
In my walking away, I've had an empty Etsy shop for almost 6 months now and guess what? It's really ok.
In my walking away, I realized that I don't have to crochet 24-7 and even when you drop the ball on an order, it's okay to suck it up and confront the customer because they might not want or need the order (which is what happened - they wanted to get out too). It's better to be honest, and honestly, when my hand started acting up, I lost a bit of my crochet mojo. Still working on getting it back so I can complete a blanket order before I literally cringe at the thought of crocheting a blanket in hot weather. And while I'm being honest, I've come to the realization that I don't like to crochet blankets (especially larger than a baby blanket) for commission. They really aren't cost-effective. Giving them as a gift would be the better option. And just because I can make something doesn't mean that I'm obligated to make it (for pay). Other crafters like referrals too.
In my walking away, I shut the door to both the guest room and the craft room, and I know that they will both return to normal in due time.
In my walking away, I realized that sometimes you have to walk away to clear your mind so that you can be more productive later. This is not the first time I've been guilty of having too many irons in the fire.
So, what have I been doing lately?
Engaging in a staring contest.
Working on my secret project.
And picking up my knitting needles. Hey, just because I don't feel like crocheting, doesn't mean I don't feel like knitting. For me, knitting is much slower-paced and I don't feel rushed to get-it-done-and-get-it-done-now because frankly, I already know that won't happen. lol
Now, I've got some Saturday chores to attend to. See you on the next go around. :-)