Create, Yours Truly


June 12, 2013


I am in a very odd mood at the moment. I don’t feel able to commit to anything, I drift from one thing to another not really putting any effort in at all. I feel like I want to be doing something but can never decide exactly what I should be doing. It frustrating and annoying and I end up being really cross with myself.

I think that it is the usual case though of one thing itself not being so straight forward. For example I want to write a blog post but our computer isn’t working (thankfully Mr C had fixed our old laptop a couple of weeks ago so I am not computer free). The pictures I want for my post are on my computer though and not yet backed up. I have realised that some are still on the camera so I am making do. All of this has taken hours to do rather than my usual 30 minutes. So frustrating. And everything else is the same.

I have been thinking a lot about what I love to do – basically making beautiful or useful things for people. But I really need to collect my thoughts and decide exactly what I want to make, how I am going to make it, where I plan on selling it. I need to think about marketing and costing items and taking pictures. I need to find ways to show people my fabric stash so they can pick what they want.

The house gets cleaned eventually but I wish I had the get up and go to just get it all done at once but I am nowhere near that organised and energetic these days. I am lucky to have a fair amount of child free hours in the week so that I can get everything done – looking after the house, the shopping, the cleaning. But because I am in a muddle all the time I just don’t feel like I do anything WELL.

I made a decision today – all day Wednesday will be devoted to endeavors that could earn me money – so blogging and replying to my files of emails, and then sewing and designing things. Today I have spent three hours doing the computer bits but once this post is written I am going to break out the sewing machine and try something completely new. Wish me luck.

Oh and let me know if you have the same troubles and let me know what you do to stay organised and feel on top of things. I used to be uber organised when I worked in an office, having children and working from home seems to have broken me!

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  • Reply Lucy June 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Kelly, what is it that the kids are jumping on in your pictures? My kids are getting of the age where they seem to think a trampoline is a good idea, i still think there a bit young and your picture seems to indicate something safer, almost an open bouncy castle?


    • Reply Kelly June 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Hi Lucy, I think they are called Jumping Pillows or Bouncy Pillows. They have them at a lot of the farm park type places that I take the kids. They are great fun.

  • Reply Liska June 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This could so easily have been written by me.
    House/flat is a state and NO get up and go, at all.

    • Reply Kelly June 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Although I am sad that you feel the same it is nice to know that I am not alone. Someone on Twitter described it as drowning in Apathy which is about right.

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