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Notevember 9 : Optimistic Rationalization

The downside of eternal optimism is I can rationalize and spin just about anything in a positive way.

For instance, yesterdays goal was “Write in the morning so I would have time to think of/execute a goal”.

It’s 3:30PM now.

My first thought was, “Well, it’s morning Somewhere.”

When you rationalize everything, things get muddled very quickly. So, in my constant effort to clarify myself to myself, I wrote down a list of tangible goals I’ve wanted to accomplish for a long time:

  • Publish work I’m proud of on my Online Stores
    (I’ve opened and uploaded designs to several of these, … and then after a few months, deleted almost everything because I thought it was crap after letting it set there)
  • Make Physical Products (Mainly Crochet Spiders)
  • Bring life to my website (Active Participation and Updates)
  • Design a reservoir of graphics (Boring but helpful stuff to have around) and publish to Creative market.

I feel like I should designate a day to each of these, that way I won’t have to decide which one is the *best* to work on on any certain day.

  • Monday : Website
  • Tuesday : Graphics
  • Wednesday : Online Store
  • Thursday : Physical Products
  • Friday : Wild Card

I don’t ever get anything done on the weekends. Goal for today is : Crochet 5 Pencil Gripper Spiders

I grip my pencil way too hard. I used to use the little rubber pencil grips, but, even with those my hand would get sweaty and tired from gripping too hard. In my quest to figure out some way to make my crochet spiders have a function, I accidentally made a pencil grip and it’s super comfy to use, I don’t jab my thumbnail into my finger…I still have a callous on my middle finger, but hopefully that will go away soon. I’m still tweaking the design of these, but I think they’re a cute idea and might be useful to others with the same problem.

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