Anyway, spent the morning writing a couple of knitting and sewing articles and I'm REALLY happy about them. They flowed, I enjoyed writing them, it was fun to dig into the technical side of knitting and it really forces me to stop and think about my own techniques and how I go about things.
It's almost as good as knitting.
I've also been thinking about the other things that I really enjoy doing, aside from knitting and writing about knitting. I've spent so much of my adult life doing things that I don't really enjoy (working for total douchebags and/or the clinically insane, various other things) that an exploration of what I do enjoy is far past due.
Here is a list of activities that I really love and in which I experience flow:
- writing (except when I don't)
- researching (pretty much anything)
- listening to music
As much as I enjoy sewing, I'm usually not experiencing flow while I'm doing it. Sometimes it's a mild irritation, and on occasion it is full blown frustration, but I really like the finished product (most of the time).
So my new project is to incorporate more of these things into my working life (and to focus more of my working life on the things I enjoy). So yeah, really really loved writing about knitting this morning. It made me SO happy. Why not continue that feeling?
In the same vein, I'm thinking of starting up a food blog (yeah, cliche, trite, been done a thousand times, blah blah blah I will get this stupid voice in my head to shut up one of these days) as I think and read about food all the time, and am pretty fascinated with it. Also will share some of the issues I have cooking for three fairly disparate sets of tastes and needs, and to talk about my process of learning to become a better cook.
And, a series of completely unrelated photos: