Getting Life Organized to Design
So, I’ve been a stay at home wife for a month now and I love it. I got sick this week and didn’t have to count vacation days to see if I could afford to take the day off, and while sitting on the couch with no motivation whatsoever, I didn’t have to hurry up the healing process. I could just be sick. I reveled in it. 🙂
But on the other hand, time is still finite. I had a couple house projects and then company that sort of detoured me for a couple weeks. So the schedule for the spring release of Elegant Economy Designs is running behind. But today, company is gone, the house is relatively tidy, I’m quickly getting better, and it’s time to figure out how to get back on schedule. For starters I had to come up with a schedule, not for the design process, but for my day to day responsibilities. All the stuff I want to and need to do get really easily muddled in my mind, causing me to feel guilty no matter what I’m doing for not doing something else. This feeling is paralyzing. So I needed a way to make sure that time in the word, laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, and spending time with family and friends was all happening in its proper per portions while I chipped away at my spring design release.
I was shocked when I realized that if I’m balancing everything the way I should, my best case scenario is to spend five and a half hours a day on Elegant Economy related work. Not as much time as I was hoping for. Oh well. I guess I’ll be knitting my little fingers off for a few weeks. What a shame ;)!