Can I go back to New Hampshire now? I know it’s only been a few days, but vacation was so nice.
I am utterly swamped right now. (Wait, make that this year). I’ve stuffed my calendar so full, it needs to go on a diet. But It’s all good stuff, stuff that I love to do and I am always grateful for opportunities.
Remember my word of the year REACH? Now that half the year is over, I’m wondering how that’s really goin’ for me. I’ve reached out for more opportunities, but I also have discovered that I’ve reached my limit, time/work wise. I’m feeling it and I’m tired. What I haven’t reached so much for is help. Actual physical help. Aside from my parents helping stuff patterns during their visit this spring, I’ve been juggling most everything on my own. Where is my intern? The one I thought I might reach for this year? I got as far as contemplating finding one…does that count?
Over the next few weeks I am putting together and shooting some new online workshops (you’re going to love these!) then I’ll be concentrating on new patterns for fall. Oh, and September brings The Creative Connection, followed by Quilt Market in October. Just for starters.
I do like to push myself and I can accomplish a lot. But what is with the pressure I put on myself? Isn’t this why I am working for me? To do it my way? Why is my boss such a task-master? For the last month I’ve been sneaking up behind myself whispering things like, “it’s been 4 days since you’ve blogged, you better blog, people are expecting you to blog”. I need to quit it. You know I’m not thrilled about blogging when I’ve got nothing I feel like saying. I’m also not a big fan of teasing (well not too much) by saying I’ve got great stuff but I can’t show you. Where’s the fun in that?
So here’s the deal. My posts may be fewer and farther between than I’d like but that’s just the way it’s going to be for a bit. I would tell you that I am going on a blog break, but I’d rather just dial it back a notch until I get over a few hurdles. Less pressure, more fun, right?
How are you doing with your Word of the Year? Any insights?
(next year my word is going to be SLEEP or maybe ICE CREAM…)