Wow! In the two years I've been blogging I've never been this bad at getting posts out. I was thinking about why that is and I've come up with a couple of ideas.
-I had the art for two magazine articles and the articles to do.
-I got waaay too immersed in the projects for my son's birthday party.
-I now see blogging as my "fun" thing to do so I don't let myself do it until AFTER I get my work done.
-It's January and my seasonal affective disorder is in full swing. I feel bad about how reclusive I get but then I remember how much worse it was a few years ago. Six years ago I would curl up into a ball and not unwind myself til Spring. I thawed when the yard did. I think the Vitamin D I'm taking has helped a lot. So if you've e-mailed me and haven't heard back- I am so sorry. I try to make myself but honestly I haven't been on e-mail more then two minutes at a time all week.
So I'm trying to see this little hiatus as me once again, showing by example, for all that struggle to get their blog posts done; these things do happen. Life interferes, depression may kick in for one reason or another, you might be working with deadlines and have no time for anything else. Or you may already be doing the super mom thing and one more thing at the end of the night is more than you can handle. Sometimes it's a simple choice between pushing out one more thing or getting some sleep and hoping to start the day out fresh. I've been opting for the second one lately.
Right now the dishes are dirty, my table is a mess, I've notebooks stacked high, cute little bags in the works, two stitched cuffs to submit to Sew Somerset (yes the deadline is Saturday- they now have to go priority). And there are lego's right in the middle of it all because I promised my little boy that I wouldn't move them until he got home from school. So I'm going to stick some photo's in this post, clear up a bit of the mess, write the article proposal to go with the cuffs, package them up, refill my coffee, and hope to get it all done by 11. We'll see. :)
Can any of you relate? I know I've talked with a couple of you who go underground at this time of year as well. Are you struggling right now with all you have to do? How do you deal with it? I'd love to know. :)