Thursday, January 5, 2012

When Door # 1 Does Not Deliver What You Expected.

The original plan for the last 6 weeks or so were to be ones of great productivity, with little breaks and holiday family time sprinkled in. That is what I fully expected.

Ha Ha! Joke's on me again!
You never really know what lies behind life's doorways. Despite my good intentions to have nose to the grindstone, (speaking of which, see those steps leading up to the door... I believe they are very old grindstones) the reality of the last 6 weeks or so have been anything but. Family time took top billing, (which I am grateful for. No complaints at all!) However, all that planned productivity was put further on the back burner due to a lot of just feeling and being under the weather... from an array of head and chest colds to what I assume is a peri-menopausal caused train wreak of a cycle that continually takes me by surprise, knocks me to my knees, and throws my creative cycle off the tracks.

So for now I have zilch to show! And truth be told I don't like that. Low productivity gets me on edge. But that's how it goes sometimes, and that is where I am right now. The upside is I have some time to think, and dream, and plan... all good seeds for future creative productivity!

Wherever you are in your creative cycle I wish you well. xo


Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Wishing you a chance to feel productive soon! I know that feeling and sewing helps.

Anonymous said...

Waxing and waning, also I think the holiday season demands so much that all our rhythm's are off. Glad you enjoyed family, hope your edge will propel you to new creative joy. xox Corrine

Esch House Quilts said...

I hope you are feeling more like yourself again soon!

MariQuilts said...

I hope you feel well soon.....I started coughing the day I took the tree down. I hate how that messes with my plans.

The whole menopause thing can really throw one off balance as well...I was only 38 when it hit me.

Take care

tutto a posto said...

I know exactly how you feel. When I am not producing I am very upset with myself. Sometimes it cannot be helped especially if you are not feeling well physically. I wasted some of my time off from work during the holidays not feeling well. Other days were just great. It comes and goes--creativity and productivity. Be thankful when you are really productive and do not be so hard on yourself when you are not. There is always tomorrow.

GerryART said...

Perhaps the best thing to do is kick back and not fret, everything runs on its own time.
Relax, gal.
Will keep you in my thoughts.

Candied Fabrics said...

Hang in there lady!

Kathryn said...

I can understand how not creating can throw you off! Hang in there knowing that you will get back on track soon I'm sure. Hope you feel better soon!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Ah, the joys of being a middle aged woman! Hope you feel better soon, Victoria!