I think it’s best called The Grass is Greener Syndrome (TGGS) – I’m here at work, doing my office managery tasks, and quite often I’m thinking about projects at home that I want to do, creative projects or home decore projects, even chores. I like my job but I find myself thinking of other stuff waaaay too often – the grass is always greener somewhere else!
So I make a list:
- I’m going to go home, clean off some workspace, and finally get back to my SIBCs (see that picture above? That’s a detail of the June bag of goodies that I STILL haven’t used. I opened July’s bag on the last day of July and so far haven’t had the heart to open August’s bag. Sigh.)
- But first I need to put that load of laundry in so it doesn’t keep piling up…
- And make dinner, I need to make dinner…
- And jump on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes…
- Hey, I should dig out that fabric/paper/project I’ve been meaning to finish and work on that!
- Oh, must update the mantle and replace the basket. Would the furkin fit up there? Maybe a jar of pinecones would blend nicely with the feathers and antlers?
- Clean studio (this one is ALWAYS on the list)
- Clean some pictures off my thumb drive
- Doh, don’t forget to stop and buy creamer, we’re almost out…
And then I need to get back to work. And stop checking my favorite blogs. But I keep my list out so I’m reminded of what I want to do when I get home.
From work my studio seems like the greenest, most beautiful pasture, full of freedom and beauty and potential. I hop in the car at 5:00 and pay no attention to traffic as I plot and plan what I want to do first, all the fun things I have to play with and the projects just *thirsting* to be done. By the time I get home all I can see is how much ‘work’ it would be (even though it probably isn’t) to clean up some space and get in there. Or move some supplies down to the kitchen and work there. Or spend an hour cleaning so I can work in there tomorrow.
Total case of TGGS here, people. It’s brutal. And I can’t seem to get out of this creative downward spiral.