Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Yarnarian Seeks Enlightenment.

I'm in a groove, a routine, and I need to get out of it. I get into these intense obsessive ways of living because I get so really involved in what I'm doing. And then I start to work at it nonstop, and this is ridiculous given that my idea of retirement is to constantly explore new ideas and ways of living. I get bored easily too.So, I'm now in search of enlightenment: what to keep, what to discard, what to explore, etc. I need to get back into fun!

Here's what I am keeping: dyeing, designing, selling. This is a whole new world for me, and it challenges me every time I engage in it. But I need to step back and do this at a non-compulsive pace.

Here's what I am discarding: The endless time wasted in front of the computer. I can sit and click on stuff for a couple of hours at a time. What a total dumb way to spend my time. How many times to I have to check my email, after all?

Here's what I want to do, explore, etc: I want to get back to the joy of reading. Books on tape while I'm reskeining is more of that obsession that has to be kept in check. I need to get out every day. I am, by nature, a very reclusive person, but this has really bad impact on me. Even running errands is good for me. I want to get back to a bit of cooking. I like to cook, not every day, but a couple of times a week it would be nice to have a real dinner.

So, we'll see. Can I do it, will I go back to being the old obsessive/compulsive Yarnarian?

Blogging doesn't count as computer time. This is fun!

Dyeing news: Kona dyed on Sunday has finally dried. Here are the darlings for you to salivate over: Cedar, Spruce, Vermilion and Violet.

And here are a couple of pretties for etsy; Fruit Cup and Carrie (which has to be reskeined).

Margene - Clearly you are a disciplined soul. Wanna adopt me?

KV - Sigh, I have no solutions to the computer thing. Here I am, back on it again. Bad ruth, bad, bad, bad! We might need an intervention!

Christine - I'm just a figment of your imagination. This is not me writing this. I'm being enlightened and am knitting. OK, I'm going to knit.


kv said...

please pass on whatever wisdom you discover about how to stay away from the obsesso-checking of the computer!

Margene said...

While in the office it's easy to be on line, but once home I do try and stay away and even more so on the weekends. I want to have a real live life as well as one on-line. ;-)

Christine said...

Go away! You're not supposed to be on the computer!! (just pretend you didn't see this and go back to the other things you want to do)... :)

Sharon said...

I understand this. I am forever seeking balance. I am forever not finding it. Good luck....I'll be watching your progress.


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