This would normally be the point in the newsletter where I’d be telling you about my next big project. Spoiler alert: it isn’t.
After getting Stitch-Maps.com settled into its new home, I couldn’t get fired up about any other projects. Not designing, not writing, not developing new classes, none of it. I tried reading books on perseverance and avoiding distraction, but the self-motivation – so necessary for being self-employed – had run out.
So. On the advice of some excellent friends (y’all know who you are), I’m taking a break. For the time being, I’m not stressing out about choosing and making progress on some big project. I’m not stressing out about “being productive.” I’m going to take some time to wander and see what catches my interest.
Maybe, after the past stressful year, you’re also feeling a lack of motivation, or a smidge of burnout. Maybe you’re also looking for the courage to step back and take care of yourself. If so, may I suggest following Liz and Mollie?
I love the way they share insights every so gently on their Instagram feed. And I thoroughly enjoyed their book No Hard Feelings. Maybe you will too.