Wednesday, March 25, 2009


As apparent from my utter lack of posts the last few months, I've had SO LITTLE motivation to do anything. Seriously, from the state of my bedroom and kitchen sink, you'd think an utter slob had moved in and taken over the joint. (I'm a very fortunate woman to be married to a man as loving and patient as my amazing husband!) I became a full-time housewife last fall and it's been a much more difficult transition than I ever imagined it could be. For so many years I've dreamt of a time like this--a time in my life to pursue my passions, write my memoirs, tackle major craft projects, learn to knit/crochet/sew(better)/macrame/fill-in-the-blank, and take time to be an all-around better, more joyful person. But suddenly, when this dream became reality, BAM!--I'm paralyzed. I find myself completely out of sorts, listless, un-motivated, AND to my utter despair, I'VE BECOME BORING!!! Yikes kites! What's happened to me?

I can chalk it up to me being a people person (which spells disaster when I'm faced with spending all day by myself) and being pregnant (12 weeks along--whohoo!), but it's gone beyond the point of ridiculousness. Ultimately, I need to take responsibility and become the inventive, silly, fun-loving person I know I've got hiding inside of me. It's time to get craftin' again, by golly!

So in a new resolution and determination to keep The Tilted Tulip alive and kickin', I've decided to create one "beautiful thing" every day for the next ten days to jump-start my motivation.

Now that my deep-dark confession is out of the way, I present my first "Beautiful Thing":

To many more days of craftiness, general happiness and overall contentedness...


amylew said...

This is a great project/idea! You are inspiring me to finally order my sewing machine! I can't wait to see what is to come in the next few days!

Jane said...

Is it bad that I also feel "completely out of sorts, listless, un-motivated...and BORING," even though I don't have the excuse of being 12 weeks pregnant?!

The Tilted Tulip said...

I can't wait to see what your new machine produces!

Of course it's ok for you to feel this way--you're transitioning to being a "lady that lunches" just like me! My listlessness began long before I got pregnant. Hang in there--you'll get through it.

Linden said...

Maybe you should make yourself a schedule to help you get done what you want.

8 to 10: writing my memoir
10 to 12: sewing
12 to 1: lunch
1 to 4: vintage store browsing

It helps me in my breaks between semesters to get stuff done more efficiently. I still slack a bit, but I quickly become "listless and unmotivated" when I don't have a schedule to keep me going.