To find motivation…

Sometimes I have a peek at people’s profiles on Ravelry. Just for the fun of it, ecause they use a different word and I want to know where they are talking from or, most likely, to check if they are talking about double crochet stitches or treble stitches (for the non-crochet readers, they can be the same thing or not, it depends if the person is talking in American crochet terms or British terms). By peeking I mean I just hover my little arrow over their avatar, not a full check. It usually gives me more information, like the number of projects people have.

Now, I know each person has a different relationship with her/his hobby. Some people have more timethan others. And some may have more motivation than others. I just found someone with 250+ projects. I didn’t check her projects page o find out if they are all finished and if they are all tiny and quick or even if they are fibre related. That’s not my point. My point is that there are people out there who just do A LOT of crochet. And some knit, too. And bake. And have children. All at the same time! 

Then why not me? I confess I’m struggling to blog, to crochet and even to cook. Sometimes I’m super motivated but too tired. Or just relaxed and feel fine, but then I’m rushing somewhere or have something  more urgent to do. And when I have time and am relaxed I’m not motivated. 

I don’t know what this people with kids, dogs and full on hobbies do to keep it all up to date, but I do need to find something that motivates me. There is not much I can do about work, college and other commitments, so it is just motivation left. And don’t take me wrong, I love my crochet, i have lots of ideas and things I want to try. I just can’t seem to get myself to do it. Perhaps now that the nights are drawing in and I can have lots of tea and hot chocolate I can increase my levels of activity.

Of one thing I’m sure: last year I produced a lot more. My life has changed a lot in the last year, but I think the changes made it better, more comfortable in a lot of ways. So surely I should have been more successful, right? Maybe I should include other achievements and see if the new point of view cheers me up a bit.



Where’s my weekend?

Well, Sunday evening. Or Monday morning, according to the clock.

The weekend is gone. I had many things planned but after spending the Friday night finishing some crochet baby shoes (photos to follow), I had to do some college work. So there I was, until 4am on Saturday writing about pharmacy legislation and ethics. Not really fun, but must be done, and I am please to say that half of it is finished, so a few more weeks and it’s completely gone.

Unfortunately, working until late (or early!) means I didn’t do as much crochet or blogging, or researching for our enterprise as I would like to. And in the meanwhile, my sister, who is supposed to write this blog with me, is travelling the south of Germany with her best friend.  But never mind, someone has to have some fun.

Of course the weekend wasn’t entirely wasted. I worked a bit as a builder assistant (things we do for love) and finished by starting a new project: knitted baby shoes. I am really, REALLY slow with needles, but I guess it’s just practice, isn’t it?

And there’s so much more I want to do. I’ve got loads of photos to upload to my Ravelry projects page and this blog needs some photos, as well. I want to make sweet bread, and a doily, and some coasters. And I need to start thinking Christmas on a more practical way very soon.

I wonder when we are going to have a more balanced week, with 4 days of work and 3 days of rest…