Wise words, indeed, offered to me via Instagram user pagan_wizard, who reminded me I have no excuse to put off projects except for the excuses I make for myself. In other words, just because there’s a reason to procrastinate, doesn’t mean you should. Even if The Flash vs. Arrow is happening next week, resulting in an epically, mind-blowing night of television, and I have no idea how I’ll contain myself until then.
Distractions have a way of working themselves into my schedule more than work has a way of working itself in. This has been a sad theme for the month of November that I’m determined to transcend. Yes, I made a few new pieces, started a YouTube channel and posted my first ever time lapse process video. And yes, I finished new tutorials, ran a great sale and enjoyed two Thanksgiving dinners.
Still, somehow, there are a dozen projects on my to-do list that range from YouTube video technique tutorials to wire wrap lockets to bead embroidered head pieces! A love pendant, the zodiac signs, and goddess jewelry. These are all projects waiting in the shadows to be born into the light, and I’m… what? Watching Jane the Virgin?
What’s wrong with me? I have an entire galaxy of sparkling gemstones curling in the darkness of their drawers, and I’m taking their voice from them, silencing their song, simply by my avoidance of them. This is no good. No good at all. The deep alto of the lapis lazuli, the rising vibrato of the labradorite and the aria of stone and wire are all unheard because I’m thinking of things to do that aren’t jewelry.
I think I’ve taken the train to crazy land, stepped on to the platform and unrolled a sleeping bag! This is not a good place to call home.
So, I’m making a list. I’m checking it twice.
I mean, I’m finalizing my projects. This month. I’m taking a stand against my own procrastination. There are simply too many songs I wont silence again.