May 29, 2014

Motivation . . . Where Are You?

I'm lacking in the motivation department this week and it's an uncomfortable feeling for me. I have plenty of ideas. I'm just not motivated to do any of them. Trying to work with all these pretty colors for a challenge quilt but . . . .

My husband usually works from home pursuing his own creative endeavors so the two of us tend to "work" constantly from our individual studios. It's a pleasure to be able to do this and yet we can both get so wrapped up in our own projects we don't take time away . . . especially time away together. I'm thinking we both need a vacation away from home . . . away from the stuff we're compelled to do.
A beach would be lovely but in land locked Colorado I'll happily settle for a rushing mountain stream the fresh scent of pine.

But things have changed up a bit as he recently started a design job out of the house so our vaca will need to wait just a bit. In the mean time I adjust to him gone most of the week, my college son home and my daughter here more often. It's just like when your kids are little and summer means a different schedule. Plus more groceries, more laundry and more yard work.

Add to the mix an unexpected illness that's left me really really tired. I'm fine now and all is well.
Just  no motivation.

It isn't easy to give myself permission to take time off and relax. But that's what I'm doing this week. Recovering, relaxing, reading as much as my old eyes will allow, and working just a bit here and there. Hoping a few more days will bring back the motivation and energy to work. I know it will come.

Also just a reminder that today, the 29th, is the last day to vote at the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You can read about my quilt here and shown above, or go here to vote. I'd love a vote for my entry if you're so inclined. Thanks.

Linking up with Cindy's Really Random Thursdays.

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