3 May 2010

one of those posts

accidental

i wish i'd post most often on this blog, but days seem to fly by. yep, it's one of those oh-man-i've-been-so-busy-here's-a-catch-up-of-sorts. i'm sorry, dear readers.

lately, it feels like i'm too tired when i get home from my day-job to do my own work in the evening, & that i'm using my weekends in the way that most people do - spending some quality time with the couch & doing those chores that build up throughout the week. it bums me out sometimes when i feel like i'll never conquer my ever growing to-do list. but then i remember that somewhere in between the couch & chores & job i've managed to start organising another craft fair with the other two ladies on the big top jamboree team, re-do my website (almost done), visit glasgow & the GI festival, partake in a whole bunch of art-trades, do some worthwhile charity shop rummaging, meet friends for drinks, make a small pile of pom-poms... when i take a minute to go over what i've actually done, i realise i shouldn't be so hard on myself.

i know that i'm not the only one who does this, but i think i need to try remember more often that i'm just one person & there are only twenty-four hours in a day.

8 comments:

emma brown trithart said...

I know the feeling - I hope some day both of us are successful enough in our "after job" life that we don't even need the dayjob! At least, that's what I'm working towards...

Camila said...

yeah, I get that too. Sometimes you feel like the amount of things you have to do/could be doing is so vast that no matter what you do it's not gonna put a dent in it. It sounds like you've got a good balance going though.

Vesle Serena said...

Oh I totally understand that feeling!
I never have time myself to do the things I really want to do..My day job sucks a lot of energy, and I still have to clean/make dinner/be a little social...before I can sit down and draw.
But! I still think you get a lot of things done, I really admire that!

hellojenuine said...

so glad you ladies understand, knowing you're not the only one always helps.

Melanie said...

I think this happens a lot to creatives. We constantly need to be learning, exploring, doing, and sometimes we get frustrated when our clocks don't agree with our goals. But it seems to me like you're doing pretty well at constantly making new personal work, so don't fear!

And on a completely separate note, your shirt in this post (those little pine trees!) is really cute.

Steph-annie said...

Hang in there jen.

Can't wait to see big top jambore. I will be contributing to the next one though.

P.s. I love your shirt, tis great man!

K A R A O C A K E said...

indeed your shirt is really cool ! can i ask you where you got it ? (actually my boyfriend wants me to ask) ! lovely lovely blog:)

hellojenuine said...

i got it i a second-hand place in brooklyn & the labels cut off, i'm not much help, sorry!