Somewhere inside of me I have a crafty homemaker that struggles to get out. Periodically I have this great desire to do something crafty. I want to paint, I want to sew, I want to scrap book, I want to make jewelry, I want to do woodwork, I want to draw, I want to crochet, I want to make beautiful things... but I have this overwhelming feeling that there just aren't enough hours in the day and that time and life and expectations are too pressing on me and I just start to feel like I can't accomplish anything. So nothing gets done.
I'm sure a lot of it has to do with my need for sleep. I'm just lazy I suppose, or perhaps depression and being over weight have something to do with it too. there is also the rationalization that "we don't have kids so we can do whatever we want with our time." But that's really just an excuse to be more lazy. Lets take a look at my daily schedule so you can get an idea of what I do every day:
My days start when my alarm goes off at 5:00 am... I don't usually get out of bed until 5:30. I go to work for 8 hours a day. I have a 1 hour commute each way to and from work. I get home around 4:00 - 4:30. Check the mail, shovel the walk (if needed,) clean various things, maybe lay down for a little bit. I make dinner, we usually eat between 5:30-6:00. After dinner I'm usually tired.
Then what? I usually retire to the bedroom to watch a movie or TV, or the TV room to use the laptop. Then by 8:00 - 8:30 I'm done with my day and I decide it's time for bed. so I go to bed; sometimes I fall asleep at 8:30, but other times I stay awake (and in bed) until 10:00 pm when I finally fall asleep. I'll not even get into how we spend our weekends. Lets just say they are less then productive.
I need to make my time between 4:30 and 10:00 more productive. I need to learn to budget my time so that things can be accomplished and I can feel like I have fulfilled my time with something.
I have decided that I need to make a chart for myself. It needs to be blocked out in time frames: From this to this I will clean this. From this to this I will work on this. from this to this I will do this. It needs to be separated into days of the week. I need specific days to clean specific rooms of the house, or to work on specific projects. I need to be scheduled out completely so that I always know what I should be doing. Maybe this way I'll be able to be productive until a reasonable bed time for a 32 year old adult.
Does any one else have this type of problem, or is it just me?
Do you have a life schedule?
Does anyone want to share their life schedule with me?
** Here are some of the craft projects I am working on that I'd like to finish at some point this year:
1 - I'd like to make all 16 items in my "I Taught Myself To Crochet" book. Two down 14 more to go.
2 - Make a blanket for the babies I know this year. So far it's just baby-boy-razee, but it's still only January.
1 - Work on my Halloween Quilt. I'd like to say finish it, but that's wishful thinking. I'd at least like to finish getting the squares cut out.
2 - Storage Bags. I have several small Items that need homes. Draw-string storage bags seem like they'd be a good solution. I'll need at least 3.
Scrap Booking and the like -
1 - Big Bad Jesus Book for my sister and adorable niece. I need more pictures of the Life of Christ.
2 - Scan Negatives into computer to preserve my photographs digitally.
What kind of craft projects are you working on this year?