My Brain Makes Me Dizzy
I have written before about my propensity to make things as well as my seemingly incurable need to create a business around whatever it is I am making at the time. This never ending cycle has had a profound impact on my brain, impulse control, and most importantly my ability to create for the pure joy of creating. And, for the record, I also blame my phone addiction for some of the constant brain activity. I start my day device free and am working on less dependency. Mental business is a toxic condition that squelches my artistic soul
One of the ways this hamster wheel thought process manifests itself is the need to be entertained while traveling. It is a joke in knitting circles that we decide on projects and pack our knitting long before we have checked the weather to pack appropriate clothing. It is a perceived tragedy to be on a trip with a project that does not excite.
Let Me Entertain You
Last week we traveled for the first time since the onset of Covid 19. It was a short three day business trip. I accompanied my husband since I am technically an employee, plus I really needed a change of scenery. Like all good knitters, crocheters, etc., my projects received primary consideration. Two of the days were spent traveling and I planned on spending one day in the hotel, just relaxing and making. Since I had no idea what I would feel like working on I planned for all possibilities.
In that bag I managed to pack 2 knitting projects, 1 crochet, 3 small weaving looms with yarn, 1 spindle with fiber for spinning yarn, and my journal and watercolors. I sat on the bed in a state of inertia. Too many choices. I didn’t know what to do. So I did nothing. I finally went in the other room – we had a suite – and crocheted a dishcloth while watching another episode of Morse on BritBox. Frustrated with myself I at least realized there is a lesson in all this madness.
- Less is more.
- Enjoy the project whatever it is.
- Not every moment must be filled with activity.
- Focus on what is in my hands at the moment.
Next Monday I will share what I ended up doing with the rest of my day. I’ll be back on Wednesday with something fun on Wowza Wednesday. Until then…
Peace & Love