Friday, October 29, 2010
Introspective Blog Post
Have you ever noticed how dogs just have THE life? They eat, sleep, poop, walk, bark then start all over again. Sleeping is a big part of their life. I realized recently that I don't even know how to RELAX much less sleep, yes, I do sleep, but I normally COLLAPSE into bed and when I wake up 6 or 8 hours later, I start the day running, until I COLLAPSE into bed at night.
I've thought about how this affects my creative side and realized YOWZA, not good. I work full-time and maintain an old house with lots of pets and a Cuban husband (read: used to having a woman do his cooking, cleaning, etc.). My job is demanding and stressful but it pays the bills and allows me to buy all the FABRIC that I want and need. But is this all worth it?
I'm thinking of re-thinking some of my creative efforts like my Flickr life, my Etsy shops, all the online blogs and groups I participate in. I'm in quilting bees and swaps and I trade fabrics and and and... when do I actually have time to be CREATIVE? This is my dilemma.
I have no solution. I recently saw a popular Etsy shop closed because she had just made enough things. I was so jealous. WAIT, why can't I do that? I DON'T KNOW. I'm kind of afraid that I'll disappear into nothingness if I don't keep my fingers in everything.
Yes, I'm a little bit too introspective this morning. I just thought I would see if anyone else felt the same or had any great ideas or inspiration.