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.

4 comments:

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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