19 April 2011

...no more excuses

ok...its time for action...I find myself easily intimidated by a great idea, usually to the point of not implementing.  It is time that I put this knee-jerk reaction aside and move forward with this idea of putting my knitting designs "out there".  I've thought about doing this for some time now, years in fact.  But I always seem to create as many (if not more) excuses as to why this is crazy as the project ideas I've gone so far as to put in a sketch book. 
My latest excuses are these:  ...if I start and I actually succeed, I wont have the time to keep up with it all (um, pretty bold excuse, how 'bout just start and see what comes of it all)    ...wow, all these knitters doing the same thing I am thinking about doing and succeeding-how can I really compare to all that (um, colleagues, not competitors, remember for me, this is a for-fun "necessity" to create)     ...what if I don't succeed (um, see response to excuse number one)    ...do I have the resources-money, time, space-to do this right (um, just look at the stash, and then glance at the recent calendar changes)...and the BIG ONE:  just where do I start???? (causing "deer in the headlights" syndrome)
Organization is not one of my strong suits.  I am afraid if I'm not organized enough, this will never work.  Then I go on an "organizing tear" through my house, and find myself productively distracted and sidetracked.  While this is much to the delight of my husband, it does nothing to really further this endeavor.  Oh sure, in a way it is preparation for creating a "working environment" -- I have always envied my husbands "hobby space" - where mine has been spread throughout the house.  That part of the dream is starting to come together...not ideally -- that probably wont happen until one of the "babies" moves out, some time off I would think.  Now if I could just turn off the telly...

...anyone else sensing a trend of useless excuses???

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