Oh… Some days ago Chicaustin posted, in all of her cleverness, about a flikr group she’d joined. It was chronicling the handmade things they’d created in 2008.
With it being my most handmade year ever, I knew I had to play along…
EXCEPT- Apparently I, she who practically lives with my Canon in front of my face, didn’t take pictures. Or at least, many, that is. I made an additional quilt, SOOO many sets of monogrammed stationary, another apron, a children’s apron, recipe cards and seriously- just a ton more stuff.
I mean, I flippin’ stressed myself out FOR MONTHS, doing this handmade Christmas thing! Then, I was reminded of something KL said to me when she was here. She mentioned me not following through with my Advent thing, on this blog.
And I didn’t.
and it was such a cool idea too.
Then I remembered all of the things I vowed to post and never did.
And I realized what my problem is… I stick way too much on my to do list and can’t possibly get to it all… Sure, snapping a photo of a project wouldn’t take more than a nano second- but when my mind (and to-do list) are racing with seven thousand other things needing my attention- well… I guess it’s a little harder.
So this year, in 2009, I vow to change that.
I vow to stop and take deep breaths. I vow to take time to note my progress.
(and here’s the big one….)
I vow to not commit to it, if I can’t do it.
P.S. I hate flickr.
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I love all your homemade items. Good luck to your vows you mentioned…. its no fun when you get stressed out over something you enjoy doing.
I truly want that for both you AND me.. I over commit all the time and end up disappointing myself.. which then turns into really negative feelings..ps.. why do you hate flickr??
Me too! I used to over-commit and then stress because I couldn’t keep up, but I’m doing much better. It takes time to break a habit like that. Good luck!Why do you hate flikr??
Even though you don’t follow through with somethings, it’s obvious that you are awesome. And, I cannot wait for your food blog!
I understand ya’, Sweetie. I do the same thing. It’s really hard to figure out the difference between “realistic goals” and “what are you smokin’ honey?”.
I am awful about documenting my own accomplishments. It’s ridiculous stuff like remembering to take a photo of a room before I paint it, or a photo of a shirt after I’ve embroidered it. So ridiculous!So, yeah, I feel you.
I’m down with the OC (over commitment)sistah!Inquiring minds want to know…what’s up with the Flickr hating?:)
My goodness.. it seems most of us are a little guilty of these things. (not noting our accomplishments and finishing what we say we will.) I am surprised at all of the flickr concern… :) oh, let me list the reasons. 1) you have to use a yahoo account, which I don’t really use so I continually forget the info. (sad, i know.) 2) it’s not very simplified. 3) when I was trying to create the mosaic it seriously took over an hour because it kept refreshing and losing everything.
I think I just like the excuse feeling constantly guilty for not finishing stuff…
I’m so afraid of committing to something and then not being able to do it that I almost never commit anymore. I think maybe that’s worse. I dunno.
I’m not a big over-commiter so I guess that is a good thing. I love all your homemade items, especially the apron, quilt and of course the adorable Twilight ornament. I’d love to know more about what went into that.
Look at you go! What a wonderful collage of handmade treasures!!