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Deadheading and Box Sets

Roses
I’m on a Christmas break and the contrast in the pace of last week’s Go! Go! Go! to this week’s lazy swanning about is about to do my head in.

At first it was really weird to sit on the couch and not make something. Three nights later and I’m afraid that if I continue sitting on the couch not making anything I may get too used to it! (Did someone say “Box Set”?)

Rose

Roses
I’m such a deadline girl. That’s my secret to getting everything done. Working under pressure … turns out it’s My Thing. Stay up all night, make till my fingers bleed, sacrifice a social life? No problems. Without a deadline I’m just a cork bobbing on an ocean, and so easily distracted!

Star jasmine

Star jasmine
So it’s with quite a bit of relief to see work has continued to come in after Christmas. I will allow myself one more night on the couch without making anything and then it’s back to it. Not the manic pace of the past three months, but a gentle slow-and-steady pace.

Star jasmine
And my big plan is to find some easy summer-paced balance. I plan to read a book, flick through a mag, potter in my garden and get a little work done. And watch (not binge!) box sets. Balance.

Star jasmine
I spent ages in the garden this morning on some long-overdue deadheading. How therapeutic is it to deadhead! Out with the old, and all that. It’s rejuvenating. I think of it as the perfect theme for January. I’m going to continue with ‘deadheading’ inside my house. In my wardrobe, my cupboards, definitely in my work room which is suffocating under the weight of a year’s worth of collected ephemera pinned to the board, stacked on tables, crammed into shelves and cupboards.

Pickles
But for tonight at least, I’m going to watch another few episodes of ER – early Mark Greene era. And there may be a little pre-return to work sorting and knotting on the couch. Maybe. No promises.

Roses

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