On Making Things

WithoCropped this way, because I couldn't fit it all in my scanner. To Staples soon!ut a traditional working schedule and working life, there’re so many possibilities. With my editing workload dropping off these past few weeks (ah, the feasting and famining of freelance work!), I’m at a loss. I’m not sure whether to spend most of my time scrambling for more work, no matter how dull and dead-endy, or use my time to make things I’d really want to. Like more paintings. Or actually finish the apocalyptic novel I started.

It’s a bit too common of a problem though, you know? Everyone who’s ever said those things about making things, and said this thing about saying things about making things. Too much for us, right? Let’s just do it, hopeful creators of the world! Why shouldn’t Nike wisdom be shouted so?!

But still, in whatever form, it’s scary to put yourself out there through yourstuff. The Oatmeal comforts this anxiety-induced slacker.

On the side of things away from these worries, there’s cottage cheese in the fridge for breakfast. There’re coffee beans and crunchy leaves, and the husband and the puppy are napping sweetly on the couch in the living room. (Is it still a nap if it’s in the morning?) There’re library-borrowed movies to watch, Goodfellas, No Country for Old Men, Idiot Abroad. There’re, at least, 14 more waking hours for me this day.

Maybe I can do something good amidst those waking hours. And maybe, more generally, a bit of personal blogging here’ll help me focus in my floundering twenties. Thanks in advance, Internet.


2 thoughts on “On Making Things

    • Hi Zooey! Thanks for the empathy–it’s always good to be reminded that I’m not alone. Each day I’m looking for more fulfilling work, and feeling good even though I’m still in the midst of searching (this blog is helping to keep me honest and focused!).

      Yup, it is one of my paintings from this summer. I think the best I’ve done so far. 🙂 Once I start painting again, I hope I can make more with that kind of brightness and impact. Thanks again!


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