As I have more time to do my ‘beady’ things, even though I don’t use that time properly, I start thinking about what I’m doing and where I’d like this to take me. But am I too scattered to really do what I want? I do glass. I do finished jewelry. I do chainmaille. I do PMC. I teach chainmaille. I teach PMC. I want to learn bead crochet. I want to do silver jewelry with coiling, braiding, and more knitting. I’d like to learn to metalsmith. Sheesh. At what point, if ever, do I need to just concentrate on one thing? Will I ever be really good at something when I’m scattered all over the place trying to do everything. I’m really torn sometimes because I like doing all of it. Much as I love any one of those things I listed, I love the others just as much.
I’d like to be a ‘name’ in the bead/glass world someday. It’s not hugely important to me. Really it’s pretty low on my list of things I’d like to accomplish with my life but I would like people to know who I am because of what I do. How do you feel about that? Do you want people to see something–a bead or a PMC piece–and immediately know it was you who did it?
How do you organize your time to get everything done that you want to do? I seem to have gotten worse at organization the more time I have. I can spend a day thinking about what I want to do and when I finally figure it all out the day is gone. I keep telling myself that I need to get an organizer, or even just use the calendar on my email program and set up my days. Pick a PMC day. Pick a stringing day. Pick a *play with other techniques* day. But I just don’t do it. How can you make yourself get organized?
See. Instead of actually doing something I need to be doing I am here thinking about it. Maybe I just need to go and DO something right now…BBL