Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
I’ll admit, I’m a little all over the place right now. I have one foot in RAGGEDedge doing the day to day, another foot trying to develop my writing, yet another foot thinking about the garden and all that needs to get done and isn’t, and a fourth foot is off dancing around all giddy like about t-shirts and designing and silk screening. Four feet going in different directions has finally got me feeling a little stretched out. Instead of focusing on any one thing and actually getting something accomplished, I feel like I’m flitting. And worrying that I’m not doing enough for each one, instead of just relaxing into the process of the evolution of all of them.
So in the past couple of days I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and trying to figure out how to get back to that feeling of enjoyment rather then chaos. Because as much as I love chaos, chaos is good for inspiration, it isn’t so good for progress.
The conclusion I’ve come to is that I need to figure out an immediate direction (and action I can take) for each individual project. Everything had gotten too big, and too loosey goosey, so I’ve been flailing rather then moving.
In RAGGEDedge I need to step up and find some publicity opportunities and get in touch with the photographer I contacted a couple weeks ago who’s going to take pictures with bullets for some spicy new homepage action.
In writing, I am trying to post daily on either this blog or my new venture – Cultivate Your Karma. And, if you’re interested, I’ve decided that rather then have that be a solo project, I’d like to bring in guest and contributing writers. I think different perspectives and voices are key to the overall success of the message. And, in turn, I am also seeking out guest and contributing writer gigs on other sites.
On the garden front, what needs to be done the most is planting. Its been raining so much that the soil hasn’t had enough of a chance to dry out for us to finish rototilling, so I need to fill up the rest of our seed boxes and get some more things growing that we were planning on direct seeding.
And as for silk screening and designing… I have designs completed and am waiting on my new screens come in. Then I just need to make them. Because then I can print the shirts, and then you all can finally get one!
I guess all it really comes down to is having a plan. I tend to avoid them because they feel so rigid. But I realize, that even if that plan only lasts a day, its enough to get me going somewhere rather then swirling around in a sea of fake busy.