How many of you loose your enthusiasm this time of year for things that you normally LOVE to do? I truly hope I am not the only one.
I have been having such a time for the last several weeks - struggling to find the energy and enthusiasm I usually have for creating, and having it, for some reason, be out of my grasp. I don't know if it is the weather or the normal ups and downs of life, or a combination of the two.
I am a warm weather and sunshine kind of gal and the rainy, cold, dark days do make it difficult for me to want to actually leave the warmth and snuggliness (I know that's not a real word, but I like it) of my bed and my cuddly little dogs. Sometimes I think I might be part bear - lol. I just want to hibernate - pull the covers over my head and wait for spring!
I know one thing I have done - and I have always had a tendency to do this - I have taken on way more than I can humanly do. I have to remind myself once in awhile that I am only one person and that I can't take off on every little tangent that my brain wants to take me on. Right now I have a booth at Oregon Street Antiques, jewelry at Palo Cedro Gift Gallery and the Enjoy store, and I have 3 etsy shops, and I'm trying to build a studio business. Oh, and I'm one of the promoters for The Burlap Harlot Show - and I sell jewelry and home decor at several local shows throughout the year!! Add to this being a wife, mother and grandmother - Think I might be just a little bit overextended???? lol
So, I have been doing a lot of thinking on where I can scale back and one of the decisions I have made is to leave Oregon Street Antiques and I'm considering closing one of my etsy shops.
My love, and where I want to focus right now, is in creating my jewelry, learning new skills, and promoting my studio.
So, I'm hoping that with a little less on my plate and on my mind, I can regain that enthusiasm I know I have in me somewhere!
Wish me luck!!