At the end of last week, I decided that I just want to finish the crochet order that I’m on currently and stop taking those types of orders. Then, I kept getting distracted this weekend by ideas of things to crochet. I had to remind myself, several times, to stay focused, and that I don’t actually want to be crocheting throughout all my waking hours. After having children and having animals, it’s nearly impossible to find time to crochet items in the first place and then avoid getting them covered in pet hair.
Then I got a sale of one of my digital crochet patterns. (Yay!) That actually got me to thinking about digital crochet patterns. I keep thinking about the whole concept of “don’t mess with success.” I like the idea of making one of an item and then being able to sell a pattern from it forever. However, I don’t like the idea of constantly needing to create something new. It quickly becomes difficult to think of new items to create. But… digital patterns are the biggest sellers I have. I can’t do anything with this idea at the moment, but it does make me wonder if it’d be worth my while to begin creating patterns again after February.
But that’s a way’s away. As far as next this next week is concerned, I do want to get more of my current crochet orders finished. I’m partially through with a “baby shark” plushie, and I’ve finished 4 of 20 pokeballs. I want to finish the plushie, and I’d like to have 6-8 pokeballs completed by the end of the week.
And, I have an idea for a PNG design that I’d like to make and upload.
I don’t feel like that’s much to have accomplished this week, but I definitely feel better if I’m able to exceed my goals rather than if I set them too high and fall short, even if I do get a lot done.
So, my goals for this next week are to:
-first and foremost, take care of my child and household
-finish the “baby shark” plushie
-make 2+ pokeballs
-create and upload a PNG design
I also keep wanting to hustle hard and do all the things, but I just keep telling myself that I need to focus on what’s more important and forget the rest. Doing too much is just a recipe for me becoming burned out, and I really don’t need that when I have children to take care of.