Sometimes I wonder if I have too many hobbies and activities. I write stories and read books. I crochet and sometimes knit (although I probably shouldn’t include knit because I keep having to start over the dishcloth I’m trying to make). I sew. And I like to exercise, and lately, I’ve been taking the dog on long walks. Plus, I have a family that I like to spend time with. And a full time job.
It’s all exhausting.
The only advice I can give is to concentrate on one thing at a time. When I have a project, I only work on that one project. However, sometimes, thinking about all I would like to get accomplished is the exhausting part. And unfortunately, I don’t have any advice on this.
I recently finished a few sewing projects and have a few in the works.
My big fat cat, Buddy, has torn up my bonded leather bar stools. He jumps, but doesn’t quite make it and uses his claws to climb up the rest of the way. It would cost almost as much as I paid for the stool to have it reupholstered, and I haven’t found any covers to fit. So I made covers.
I’m working on an afghan for my daughter. This is a long term project, so I do this in my spare time while watching TV. It’s quite relaxing.
I bought a bunch of supplies to make Christmas crafts. When I was little, someone gave me the cutest clothes-peg angels. I have no idea whatever happened to them, but I have fond memories of the doll/ornaments. I found some on pinterest I want to make.
I also thought about making wreaths, but decided not to add another project to my list.
And of course, as always, I have lots of story ideas waiting to be written.
Just like you, I wonder when I’ll ever get the time. The best, and only advice, is to take it in little chunks one day at a time. Just keep swimming.