To knit is to obsess, but to write is to be compelled.
This sums it up for me at the moment. You would not know it by reading this blog since I've gone weeks between posts, but I need to write. More. And often. About anything and everything, not just knitting. This blog has to evolve beyond just my yarn habit and knitting projects.
I've been mulling over my blog malaise for a little while. It isn't that I don't want to blog, but I just don't have much to say about knitting lately. Lack of knitting doesn't define my life although how would you know since I haven't blogged about it?
I'm considering changing my blog altogether, maybe even moving off of Blogger. What's holding me back is selecting a new name. All the witty, pithy ones have been taken. But I feel a little ridiculous that, as a person supposedly creative with words, I can't come up with something meaningful. The irony. Bloggers' block.
Did you make any new year resolutions? I did not. Personally I do not like resolutions, they don't motivate me in the least. In fact they accomplish quite the opposite! Most resolutions seem to focus on the negative - lose weight (because you're fat), stop procastinating (since you're lazy), get fit (because you're a serious couch potato). See what I mean?
Resolutions should be something enjoyable so that we want to actually do them. Let me see...I know I said I didn't make any resolutions but here are some examples of some that appeal to me:
I will read more books, and not just about knitting. I will not feel guilty about reading a trashy summer romance novel.
I will take a bath, using good bubble bath or salts, on Sunday nights before going to bed. Preferably with a book.
I will bake cookies and cakes more often for fun and share with friends.
I will spend more time in the backyard with my daughter and husband - whether we're swimming, barbecuing or pulling weeds. It will feel good just to be outside with my favorite people.
Hmm. That wasn't so hard. Maybe I *will* make a few happy resolutions after all.