Category Archives: Organization

Where are you going?

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