Since I took the Process Pledge a few days ago, I’ve been stretching myself in several directions at once – something I found initially a bit disconcerting because I was worried about not getting anything done, that is finished.
What happened instead was that I expanded.
This expansion allowed me to review this (almost) month of blogging and to evaluate what I liked or not liked about the process.
What I do/did not like was that I was in a constant state of “running after” the next blog post. I never came close enough, time wise, to prepare some posts in advance (which would have made me more independent of internet problems), nor to post examples of projects.
That lead to another insight: As much as I like (on a whole, not counting what went wrong) the way the tutorials turned out and despite the fact that I learned how to do them more efficiently, they took so much time that there wasn’t much left for projects, that is for designing and making things.
Still, this experiment of starting a blog with a one month workshop was worth it, as it helped me realize what I can do – but also what I’d rather do, and how I might strike a sustainable balance between both.
Stress – even when what I’m doing is interesting and worth while the effort – is not sustainable.
What do you think?
PS: The remaining posts of the Double-faced Hexie Hexalong are in the queue 🙂