There is a strange anomaly happening in my fabulous new unemployed life. Now that I have all sorts of free time to knit; I'm somehow doing less knitting than when I was working full time. Wha?
I think it comes down to this: I used to feel that I deserved to knit after slaving away for eight hours at the office. Now that I am free to do whatever I like, I feel like I have to earn my knitting time. Turns out I have a crippling inability to relax. Combined with my uncanny ability to procrastinate, I'm getting a lot of things done, none of which I should really be doing.
While I should have been working on re-designing my business card, I made rhubarb crumble:
When I should have been sketching ideas for my website, I made banana loaves:
While I should have been collecting the elements for my demo reel, I made salmon fillets and roasted baby leeks:
If I were a career counciler, I would be likely to conclude my destiny does not lie in the design world at all, but somewhere in the culinary arts.
Honestly though, I have been doing all sorts of design work for friends. The trouble lies in making my own work a priority. Part of the reason I know I'm suited to the freelance world is the fact that I thrive on deadlines. Give me a deadline! Please! I shall deliver! Updating my business card, building myself a website and compiling a new reel have no set deadline. Dinner on the other hand, seems much more pressing.
So, dear readers, you must be my witnesses. I am handing myself a strict deadline:
My new logo, homepage layout and business card shall be completed by midnight, Sunday, June 8th.
Now if somebody please keep my away from this guy, I may just find some time to knit!