10 days of being responsible with my creativity have paid off. My house is cleaner, Theknitguru.com has moved forward as an enterprise, I have tried new things, and I’m not chasing my tail so much.
Here is a tally of my achievements:
- I bound a book. Not a big one, but it was a book.
- I kept a journal for 10 days.
- I learned my lines (some of them)
- I performed with people
- I rehearsed and directed
- I dyed and sewed costumes
- I joined a Zine club
- I knitted a hat (pattern still to be released, it is being tested)
- I have nearly finished the childrens’ converse slipper patterns
- I finished 4 knitted objects that needed to be done – including the baby beardie beanie
- I updated the blog, made a youtube, got a new email…
- I wrote a stage play
- I embroidered hankercheifs
- I tried giant knitting
- I checked out my Aunt Maureens craft club
I know I could have done more, but like I said, my house is clean. I got that stuff up to date and replanted the garden. I took the dogs on interesting walks. I took them to the vet. And I managed to get to 7 rehearsals without an issue. I have more time in the day than I had thought.
While there are things I wanted to do, I am pleased with the way I forced myself to write down one new idea to knit or sew every day. And it has paid off. I haven’t forgotten these ideas and some really cool things came out of it. I have more focus and drive.
All is well. Let’s see if I can maintain this during the month of May… hell month around here.
My advice: Sit down even for 5 minutes a day and plan. Make part of this planning about feeding your soul and creating something new. It is worth it.