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Life Interferes With What I Want to Do!

October 7, 2010

Hi all! As you may have guessed from the title of this post, life has been interfering with me. All that means is that my work schedule has change a bit over the past few months, and while that change hasn’t been drastic, it has made a huge dent in the amount of time I have left to work on parching and this blog. And the really weird thing is, the changes weren’t very noticeable to begin with, it all sort of crept up on me. A couple of hours here and a couple of hours there really starts to add up faster than you think. Sneaky!

I did have a few things started for the blog (such as a second part to the felt tips), but at this point they are on the proverbial back-burner for the moment. Over the next couple of months, my schedule will get crazier than normal – which is consistent for this time of year. That’s just a warning, in case you don’t see me much.

As we enter the holiday season, I find that I just am not all that interested in creating Christmas cards this year. I have sat down, more than once, at my desk, pulled out a few Christmas patterns, started the tracing or coloring, and then threw it all out. I just cannot find the interest yet, or I just don’t feel inspired, or perhaps I’m just more tired than I think I am, I’m not quite sure what it is. So, for all you gals (and guys) that have already started on your Christmas cards, I send you Kudo’s! (And maybe you can give me/us some tips on getting motivated so I’m not rushing at the last minute to get them all done)

Don’t give up on me yet, as I get a few moments, I do work on everything (projects and the blog). It’s just taking a little longer than usual to get finished.

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6 Comments
  1. October 7, 2010 10:57 am

    Oh, my dear friend, it is soooooooo nice to know someone else is walking through the very same feelings/issues/atmosphere/environment with me!!! Fortunately I have all my xmas cards completed…..for family and close friends….but I haven’t been able to truly “get into the spirit” of things for awhile now and some days even just getting into the ‘spirit’ of parching at all is becoming a chore. I have no clue what is happening….well, there are a few health issues to deal with, but they are not what is keeping me from doing what I love….and this has been the strangest span of time that I’ve ever encountered with regard to absolutely no interest in so many of the things (parching/blog/web site/FB) that I’ve always so enjoyed participating in EVERY day. Maybe, as you say, we’re all a bit weary of all the ‘other’ things in life these days that we cannot control…..economy/wars everywhere/sickness/world disasters, etc…..that tend to wear on us and after awhile we become very, very tired…..first emotionally and then physically….and then we find we have very little interest in the very things that have always brought us so much enjoyment and peace of mind.
    Speaking for myself, I hope this current ‘state of mind’ soon goes away!! For you, my dear friend, I hope and pray you soon get your ‘mojo’ back!!! Meantime, we’ll all be right here whenever you return to your writing :))

    (((BIG HUGS)))
    Vickie

  2. Poongo permalink
    October 7, 2010 11:02 am

    I completely agree with you Chiara and Vicki – the same applies to me too 😦 I told myself this year I’d get all my Xmas cards ready at least by end of October but I am nowhere even close to starting. I go to work everyday and tell myself I’ll go home and work on at least some tracing but come home and then have a cup of tea, sit for a bit in front of the idiot box and then just go to bed and then back to the same grind and then on Friday I say, I’ll do it the entire weekend but well…that never happens either :(((( Like Vickie said, I think it’s just the daily grind and daily pressures – maybe you should take a day or two off and just think about NOTHING and have nothing at all to do – that might help you rejuvenate – used to do that when I was studying for exams – but well can’t seem to do the same now – but I think it’s a bit of “nothing-ness” that we all need now! Luv till then – Poongothai – Sri Lanka

  3. Nelly permalink
    October 7, 2010 11:06 am

    Oh, Chiara, I know exactly how you are feeling. I am in the same mood…………. I was wondering why, but now I read your story and Vickie’s………..we are all in the same mood.
    I thought it was only me, but luckily it isn’t. That’s a relief!!
    On the other hand….what can we do about it? Just wait and see and try to relax and don’t overdo things………..Maybe that’s the way to get out of this.
    Wishing you all the best!
    Big hugs,
    Nelly

  4. October 7, 2010 10:30 pm

    Wow, I really am surprised at this response! It is nice to know that others are feeling the same way, that we aren’t alone.

  5. Michelle jadaa permalink
    October 8, 2010 1:43 pm

    I usually start in june working on xmas things,this year times are tough and i just have no interest.

  6. October 8, 2010 5:16 pm

    I also know that feeling. Sometimes you just go through patches where you are not so inspired. Too many things seem to pull at you and you can’t concentrate. I find if I do something else the creative urge comes back after a while! If you fight it, it tends to get worse and you feel like you’re beating your head against a wall. So give yourself a break – we’ll be here when you’re ready!

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