Sunday, January 3, 2010

Random Thoughts

I feel like there is a giant clog in the drain of my ability to express myself. There are so many stressors that are not expressed and get logded somewhere in the creative process, clogging up the works of free expression. This is supposed to be a time of Happiness and JOY and I am stuck in a quagmire of gluey depression. There I said it. I would encourage you to say it as well if it is happening to you. I think its the best and healthiest way to move past it and get the drain open again.
New years Resolutions?
I resolve to honor my feelings, and pay attention to my need to create. I will pay attention to those coping skills that help me feel good about myself.
I will make a business plan. I am not sure what that is or what that looks like but I think I want to figure it out.
I will have a garden. I will have a vivarium and raise caterpillars. I will learn all I can about BUGS and make them. Well, only God does this, but you know what I mean. I will pay attention to what is blocking me from being successful and try to work to remove those BLOCKS.
I will take Chances.
I will not make my happiness dependant upon others. I will take responsibilty for my own emotional well being.
I will make patterns of my dolls and offer them for sale.
I will make a better forum for taking photograhs of my work.
I will eat less cookies. Maybe.


RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Hey Robin,

First of all, a very belated Happy Holidays. I was JUST at your etsy shop seeing what you are up to..I was going to email but couldn't remember how you spelled baggaraggs. I THINK I finally have it!:) Next thing I know my ADD personality was swirling around the internet and somehow I thankfully landed here. Hang in there Robin. Although you are "blue" you are looking to the future with such optimism and creative direction that I really think that will carry you through. I am excited you are going to do patterns. I will be first in line to buy. Write any time and cry on my shoulder...PLEASE.:) Sending you lotsa hugs, Amy xxoo

PS I think you are "GREAT"!!!

Debra said...

I think you are great too! I will always stand in line to tell you that!!!!Or shout it from my house to yours!
My biz plan is very loose-since I don't rely on it to take to a bank to borrow money-which is the real purpose of a written plan-I have just set goals, and resonable time frames-dreams-things I want to do-things I NEED to do...that kind of stuff, along with a vision I may have of my biz, and what it really means-just to me. Sometimes it helps to go back and read it-I get a fresh feeling of where I'm headed in all this.
I love your bug plans-they are making me want to do the same thing. Our love of bugs brought us together at Etsy-remember??!!
I love you, and I don't think it's bad to let your feelings out-it's hard to keep them plugged up anyway. You have to be who you are-but remember-God has a plan for you-and it's a GOOD one.
My sermon for the day is now over.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

You're back! You've posted! You're creating! Thanks for sharing your resolutions. I've always looked at your shop and writing and thought "...I wish I could do that!" It sounds like there's something inside you that's driving and pushing to get out. Write it down-sketch it out and tape it on the wall where you can see it every day! Everyone needs a map for their journey! Turn that clog into flow! You can do it! ~ Lisa