As many of you know, time flies and even if you’re part of everything that happens, you wake up one morning and wonders -what happened? Where did all that time go? I myself wake up every morning already thinking -where did this day go? I always try to plan ahead you see, and taking out all the time-angst in the morning means it’s already done for the day! Tomorrow I’ll try to do it for the whole week…
When I started blogging I promised myself not to let this be one of those things creating more stress and I-have-to-feelings. This was just for fun! And I think I’ve kept that promise to myself. It’s been months since I wrote something on my own blog, but since my job is to communicate the company brand through blogging and other digital media, I’ve been busy. Just not for myself.
It’s hard to keep being inspired, and at the end of the day, I just want to spend time away from my computer and enjoy nature or one craft or another. So what do I do when I’m not writing? I knit actually. Yup -a traditional way of creating something whilst doing something else. Like listening to a talking book or watching tv (with one eye as the other has to be focused on knitting). It’s quite relaxing and lately I’ve learnt “twined knitting”. It’s super fun and takes forever so I will always have something to do! 🙂
Since I have the privilege to share my life with the super awsome Miniature Pinscher Dizel –I spend a lot of time outdoors. At the moment we are preparing for this summers hikes and treks. Running up that hill and all that….
I refurbish furniture too. Standing outdoors, stripping the paint of an old wooden settle with a heat gun, is bliss to me! And I love the feeling when it’s almost done and it’s hard to let go for the night, because I’m so excited to see the finished result. Almost like the feeling when I’m about to post something on the blog, mine or the one at work. Afterwards it’s just…done…and I find it hard to kick up some new inspiration for the next project. Sometimes inspiration is there waiting and sometimes it takes a while.
I also take pictures although I’m rubbish at editing so they rest peacefully on my memory card until they feel old and tired…
This is what I do instead of blogging.
The thing I’m trying to explain, mostly to myself I guess, is –if I’m not posting any blog entries for a while –it’s because I’ve promised myself not to let it be boring or a “must-do”. I have to be inspired and able to find the words, in order to do something I myself can feel excited about or at least feel content.
So actually – I’m not sorry –I’m happy I’ve kept my promise to myself!