Monday, September 15

What to do with the time?

A few weeks ago, I made a decision not to participate in the etsy fora (except for the blog roll calls). It was not done in haste or anger, but I found myself spending way too much unproductive time there. Time I knew I could better spend on my etsy shop or my website So, that's exactly what I've done. I've also dug up a new garden bed to be used as a cutting garden. I'll plant the bulbs when it gets a little cooler. I've been riding my bike, weather permitting to the post office instead of driving. Starting, "eat, pray, love", which has been sitting on the edge of my favorite chair for a long time. But, most importantly, I've been dreaming. Dreaming of new ideas I'm going to try out at the bench, plans to complete my studio, and of this beautiful lake house somewhere in the world.

Dream on.


jeweledrabbit said...

The Etsy board is the most unproductive use of my time of all the unproductive things I do. Most of what's posted there is a huge waste of time to read and I find myself wondering why I keep going back.

I need to pray for strength to stay out of there. LOL

I look forward to seeing your new ideas come into being.


belula said...

I love your creations...congratulations!!!!

Kari said...

That photo is absolutely gorgeous!

PamperingBeki said...

I just made a new rule for myself last week that is 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the evening. That's it on the etsy forums.

And amazingly I've gotten much more done since then. ;-)

jeweledrabbit said...

Sherry, thanks for passing along the story about Chai. :o)

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Amen! Abstaining from the fora has been good for me as well.

It didn't take long before I stopped recognizing most icons and names when I checked in. That made it even easier to stay away.

I generally only post on blog love now.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm going to dream about that house now too....yowza!

Waterrose said...

Good for you and with that I'm sure we'll see some cool, new designs!

Angelika@ Purple Sage Designz said...

Great post, and kuddos that you pulled the "no forums" through.
Doing the same, even though I posted yesterday a few times, but have been absent and strong otherwise.
I love to focus on other things for a change, there is so much more than Etsy...hahaha.

Jenny said...

What a great thing to do.... The fora have been driving me bonkers as of late too... I like it when it's funny... Not serious!

Yay for gardens!

Lovely photo too, is that your place or the dream!?

jodie nicholson said...

Life without the fora is so productive! I feel like we went all Thelma & Louise, over the cliff....landing in a big vat of delicious ice cream.

Ok, maybe that's just what I'm craving but it's better than the poo we used to land in!