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.
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: