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Feb
2017
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focus, overwhelm, and stardust. So may crafty projects, so little time.

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

So many projects, so little time.

Sanity stitching, plus 27 feet of gold lame, plus putting another repeat on my Lady Bat sweater, plus more Shawl Geometry Book Three edits, plus, plus, plus…

Whenever I feel like I have a million projects on the (metaphorical) needles, I find myself trying to navigate a balancing act of (what I think of as) levels of zoom.

By that, I mean, sometimes I’m zoomed in to the level of intensely forced focused and framed around one particular thing – this is the space where one project moves forward in leaps and bounds, but after awhile all the other projects start niggling.

Other times I zoom out to an overview high level where I can see all the things that are happening, how they interact, what what needs to go where, when things are happening, how things are happening, why things are happening, etc. etc. but while this is the space where planning can happen, it’s also super overwhelming.

And at other-other times, I zoom out to the “we are all made of stardust” level of focus.

That’s what I’ve felt like this week (and in truth the last couple weeks) – a pinball between focus, overwhelm, and stardust – and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

focus – overwhelm – stardust – focus – overwhelm – stardust.

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