“April is the cruelest month.” Let’s change that to “July is the laziest month.”
Normally I am always busy, but this past year the busy-ness of my life changed to just hanging on because of the work schedule. In fall, it will resume, with one difference: I will have Wednesday afternoons off at 3:00 p.m. for 8 weeks, and then 2 p.m. for the remainder of the year. M, Tu, and Th will remain the same – 9 hour days with a 30 minute lunch. Sucks!
The result of this constant working is no sense of self or life – and this summer, it is really hard for me to focus on making things or finishing things. I can start, but lose interest in a moment. Only a few things seem to keep my interest: reading (something I haven’t done in years), gardening, photography, and being outside as much as possible, even if it is just to loll around.
Productivity is something by which I measure the value of my time. Making things in particular.
I guess what I need to do is set a few goals. Therefore . . .
- Goal 1: finish a dress.
- Goal 2: finish a small quilt.
That should do. Life will fill itself in between with friends and family and a contentment lolling in the sun brings. (Not sunburn – I do wear my sunscreen.)
Here’s to the heat of summer in the heart of July!