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Getting things done . . .

I have to lead with this excellent quote:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. (Steve Jobs)

My blog reading focus is primarily directed to knitting blogs (others here and there occasionally, but knitting blogs almost exclusively). I've found that knitbloggers are FAR from dogmatic -- there's a wide range of experience and thought represented across the knitblog spectrum -- I don't often come across cookie-cutter women in those circles.

I realized yesterday that I've been happily influenced by some of them. Typically, I can count on being inspired, but there are those times that actual ACTIONS result from reading other knitting blogs -- those times when I get up and get things done as a result of reading a knitting blog.

Surely I'm not the only one motivated to get up and DO SOMETHING when I read Ann's Hefty Bag entry. I didn't have trash bags to fill, but there were some significant tasks that I completed yesterday -- things I'd been procrastinating for quite a while. One of my hotspots is my kitchen counter -- where a lot of crap just accumulates. I cleared a significant portion of that yesterday not by shuffling the detritus elsewhere, but by actively DEALING with it.

One of the things I've been meaning to do is share some links here so that I could easily reference them later.

1. Fluffa's DIY blocking board and a slideshow you can see on her entry here

2. Eunny's notebook

3. And randomly, this post and this post . . . just because there are things for myself there I want to remember.

Finally, here's a finished object to flash -- more proof that I'm not just a starter but a finisher when I want to be:

Mountain Colors Bearfoot Wilderness colorway


Are you talking to me?
I get here and I read that quote...today...of all days...when I feel like I am about to reach the limit of the existential crossroad I found myself at.

Thank you. I will take it as a sign.

By the way, have you read The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles?

Love the socks. :D

Wow, thanks for sharing that quote. Like Isel said, I think that was meant for me, right at this particular point! (Then again, everyone who reads it may feel that same way.)

This little knitblogosphere is quite an amazing place - I totally know what you mean.

The socks are lovely, by the way ;)

Perfect quote!! The new socks are very pretty...nice work.

The socks are great and the quote a wonderful reminder.. thank you *S*

Socks look great, and so does the kitchen counter. Thanks! And thanks for the wise quote.

Gorgeous socks!!

Yeah, I need to tackle some "hot spots" in my home, too...

Great post! I so need to do the "Hefty Bag clean out" and believe me it will be at least as many if not more that Ann had. Sad, I know.

"And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

I read this post shortly after you wrote it, but I am glad I read it again today. I have been questioning myself a lot lately. Why am I doing what I am doing ... why don't I trust myself to follow my dream and be a photographer?

The time to take the leap may be coming close. My head still has reservations, but my heart is telling me I'll never be happy doing anything else.

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