I Need A Little Motivation!

I looove to do so many things. I love to sew, to paint and to write. I enjoy baking, drawing and jewelry making. I like making my own soaps, slip covers and scented oils.
These are my favorite things to do above all else.

So ask me how often I do these things?
Consider that my full time employment is the care of my husbands elderly grandmother. Remember that I do this from home, and most of it involves simply being here in case she hurts herself.
Contemplate the HOURS of time I have to my own devices and the GORGEOUS light filled [and of course incomplete] studio I have set up downstairs.
I must participate in my favorite activities AT LEAST daily right? No.
I strive pushing and aching and willing myself to create something once a day and I usually fail.

When I was in school I always wanted more time for doing these things. When I was working full time outside the home I yearned for the time and energy to create something on my own.

And now, when I have the perfect situation, I don't do it.
Instead I watch tv, read books, go shopping, organize my closet, organize my kitchen, invite over family, do favors for others. Anything but what I really want to be doing.

I am going to try a new tactic. I am going to give myself deadlines. Just like in school. I am going to give myself projects, with guidelines and criteria. I am going to say "this is what you must create" and then create it.

This is how I am starting.

I got one of these on clearance at the craft store last week.

Starting Saturday [tomorrow I am painting my bedroom] I am going to start painting in it. I want to fill up the pages before the end of the month. This is my first project, my first assignment. Lets see how I do.


Anonymous said…
I get like that too! I've got a craft room full of supplies, but what do I do? I clean the house. What do you plan to put in your book? Do you want me to give you a project? I'm with you -- I need an assignment of some sort. Filling up a book won't do it for me. I have to actually make something!
Silvana Kathryn said…
I don't know what I am going to paint in it. Hopefully a sort of set with emerge so that I can do something with it.

And an assignment would be great! If someone else is relying on me I am so productive.

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