Monday, January 04, 2010

Scheduling Life

As much as I enjoy my hard-won free spirit reputation , I really do accomplish MUCH more with schedules and deadlines.
Now that the pattern business is taking off and actually paying back some of the money I've spent on yarn, I don't want to become so mired in 'work' knitting that I lose part of the joy.
Like many ADHD folk, I have a tendency to hyper focus on one thing and neglect everything else until I run down and wind up too exhausted to do the next important thing.
Not good.

So I have been pondering what activities in my life I really want to focus on, with the goal of creating a workable weekly schedule incorporating all of them.

One unexpected outcome of the good pattern sales has been an increase in my self confidence; to the point that I plan to begin writing fiction again.

I also want to keep learning new tools for design and writing.

I also want to complete the first tier of the master Knitter's program offered by TKGA.

I feel the only way to make progress on these fronts is to work on them every week.

Add in the house reorganization, and of course time with my beloved Oscar, and time spent communicating with dear friends and my empty life feels pretty busy these days :-}


Leslie said...

The TKGA Master Program is on my bucket list too. Good luck and I know you can do it!

Zina said...

Ah, Diana, I always am so inspired by you! You go, girl. :)

Anonymous said...

You can do all those things! I will enjoy being a witness to it. :)

Deborah Robson said...

Great plans! One of the things that works for the ADD folks in our family is rotating between passions. Hyperfocus is also a familiar (and sometimes useful) tool.

Jana said...

I hadn't heard about the TKGA Master Program before, so I went to check it out.

I registered as a TKGA member so that once I'm ready I can take the course.

I agree with Zina, you are an inspiration.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Just remember to schedule rest? Especially after travel? Yeah.

You are rockin' these days. I think your success in pattern-writing and -sales is making you happy. I can't help think that is impacting your physical health as well.

And Oscar seems happier than in a long while, at least for a January. Must be it's good for both of you!!!

Hugs, Lynn

Mokihana said...

You really do inspire me with your creativity and range of talent. I'm so proud of you!