Having a bit of a panic attack of sorts. The kind I know is silly and will pass shortly but, in the moment, quite urgent.
I hope I’m a good mom. I mean really, that’s a lot of pressure – much of it self afflicted.
I also want to garden, and sew, and knit and crochet and cook and dance and play and teach and love and be loved and I, of course, feel like it ALL needs to be done right now.
Oh, there’s just so much doing to be done.
Almost every night, after the little one has been put to bed, and dinner has been eaten– you'll find me standing in the dining room, staring at the dishes in the kitchen, or the stuff I still haven't organized on the table, or the unfinished scarf/pair of earrings/hat….just staring.
I know that I can only pick one before my mind becomes completely useless, but I'm steadily working through scenarios in my head where all three can be completed, if not simultaneously, then at least in rapid succession.
At some point, when my mind starts racing faster than I can realistically keep up, I hear this calm voice of reason “Julia, come sit down.” And that’s really all I need most nights, to cuddle on the couch with my husband, a skein of yarn, a glass of wine and Top Chef from the previous night (what did I do before DVR?).
I know, I know I try to do too much. And then the thought of everything I want to do paralyzes me - until nothing gets done.
This fall my mantra is ‘pick one thing’
That one thing is etsy/artfire. I hope to have a few pieces (earrings, button scarves, and knitted cowls) up on etsy and possibly artfire by the end of this month. Yea I know, 3 weeks isn’t a lot of time, but I've thought it out.
- I’ve been sitting on several pairs of half finished earrings for about a month
- I’d planned on doing a small local sales event of sorts on that day, but it fell through
- If I work on a little each day then it's plenty of time
- I’m not trying to stock my shop like I’m Macy’s; a few, well made items is all I’d like to start with.
But assuming someone actually wants to buy something – I’m looking for nice, inexpensive, packaging ideas…anyone?