Creative Block…

I find it funny that as soon as I open my Etsy shop and let the world know that I am here to craft my heart out, I reach a creative block. I first blamed it on my day job preventing me from dedicating time and energy to experimenting and developing new items for my shop. But then I think about how much knitting and crocheting I was doing before I was even seriously considering opening an Etsy shop. Perhaps it is the pressure to perform– I want so bad to do so well that I have psyched myself out. It could be that I just don’t like crafting anymore (yeah, right).

After a bit of reflection, I discovered what my overall problem is: clutter. Clutter in my craft space, clutter at work, clutter in the house, and probably biggest of all, clutter in my mind. You can ask my husband, parents, pretty much anyone that knows me, that I am not a neat person. On a good day, I am one of those people who is messy but knows where things are in the mess. So, on my trip to the library today to pick up my hold request copy of the first season of Community, I perused the shelves for books about organization. I ended up checking out “Unclutter Your Life in One Week” by Erin Rooney Doland. I started reading it today and the first step is to get rid of the clutter in the closet. I’ll be attempting that one tomorrow after work. My husband and I did go through the closet a couple weeks ago to go through clothes we weren’t wearing but I still feel like my side of the closet isn’t quite where it needs to be. Otherwise, it wouldn’t take me half an hour to pick out an outfit everyday…. t like that the book has a lot of baby steps to take instead of demanding drastic changes right this instant. Baby steps are my friend. I feel good about eliminating the clutter in my life. I’m especially excited about how it will help me as a crafty lady.

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One thought on “Creative Block…

  1. Best of luck to you in your organizing endeavors! I’ve always had a problem with having waaaay too many clothes; two closets and two dressers later, it may be time to downsize a bit, but where to start? I heard a suggestion once, something about turning all of the hangers backwards, and once you wear an item turn it forwards. The items that still have their hangers backwards after 6 months get donated or tossed.

    As for the creative block, maybe you need a break from knitting for a bit. I myself am having a bit of a hard time with the amount of time I’ve spent on my Etsy shop for the last few weeks, so I’m taking Sunday off, no Etsy time for me for at least a day! You’ll get over the block, whatever is causing it. Best of luck, and happy Friday! đŸ™‚

    Megan – http://MadebyMegShop.etsy.com

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