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Uninspired and Tired

Saturday, February 25, 2006

My creativity is taking a beating. Imagine working two full time jobs. That's what I'm doing. Taking care of the boys and then writing and doing research when they are asleep, and trying to sneek in an hour or two here and there throughout the day. It is temporary. My babysitter is back next week, but unfortunately I have deadlines looming this week. I need to read some philosophy or something inspirational right now. Tuesdays with Morrie is still fresh with me and continues to resonate, so I will pass his last course and learn the lessons. Tonight:

"...most of us walk around as if we're sleepwalking. We really don't experience the world fully, because we're half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do."

What is preventing you from experiencing the world fully?

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    My goodness i do sympathise. It's awfully difficult. I know for me, it's the amount of hours in a day, if there were another 4 to 6 i think i'd actually be satisfied enough to say...."Hey world, look at me, I CAN do and have it all"!!

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    The biggest thing...

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Gee, this could turn into a very deep question if I let it, indecision is my final answer!

  1. Blogger Alysa said:

    Money, a broken heart, and a lousy support system keep me from all of that.
    I hope you get your inspiration back soon.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    I am so sorry you are having a rough week. I have to agree with you. It has been a terribly tough week for sleep. My mother fell at her home on Wednesday just ten minutes before I got there...hopefully she didn't break anything but she is in so much pain that I have been a nervous wreck.

    I think we could all use a nap!!!


  1. Blogger x said:

    at this moment, practicalities like the stress of finding a new job and all this entails (money, security etc)
    But when this is settled, nothing is going to stop me. And i am sure this is the case for you too. I wish, now i don't have much to do, i could take care of the little ones while you were doing your research. it's not just words, i really really wish it could be so.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Oh, you don't wanna know...
    You must be knackered, I can't imagine. But you'll get through it, we all trust you. :) Good luck!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Work. But then when I opened the comments window, I have to say I agree with skyeblue2u as well - indecision...or work...or indecision...

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I procrastinate to much..Bad habit I need to change..but then again I am not good in dealing with change..ugh..viscious cycle.

    Cathy..I hope your week will be a little less stressful and that u will be able to get everything done.

  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    hey that quote is used in an advert for Sainsburys (supermarket - not sure if you have them)

  1. Blogger Mahala said:

    Love the quote. We all need to be reminded of that sometimes. I'm glad your babysitter will be back soon.

  1. Blogger Pat said:

    I have always found that the busiest people are the ones who will always find time to do more.
    I wish i hadn't read your blog because you have been tagged.
    Maybe it will fill the gap until your juices flow once more.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Work, money and differing opinions!

  1. Blogger Dr. Deb said:

    I was just telling a friend that creativity takes so much out of ones mind, body and soul. And add that to another job, and well....I can see feeling uninspired and tired!


  1. Blogger Scholiast said:

    Money is an obstacle, yes. But that's "just" preventing me from having time. Creativity, on the other hand, is mainly kept from me by tiredness...

    I honestly believe that if we had the money so I could stay home, and the kids were away at least some time of the day, I'd be so creative I could make a living out of it... Eventually!

  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    i love that book- have you read 5 people u meet in heaven too? same author...

    and i hope things get better for you. as for the answers to your question...i know it may sound cheesy, but other than wanting to travel and learn more about our world, i have to say i'm pretty happy- and pretty busy too with my family, experiencing the joys and pains of motherhood and love...i have to say that is enough for me, for right now.:)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    How can we squeeze another 4 into the day; this is not asking for too much, is it?!

    I can understand even though I think we place too much emphasis on this in our culture.

    Indecision has never been one for me. I am overly decisive.

    Broken heart and lousy support system; these are tough ones. But you are strong. Stella got her groove back; how do I get my inspiration back?...

    Oh dear; I hope she is o.k.; there is nothing worse that dealing with health issues of those we love. My thoughts are with you.

    I hope things get sorted out for you sooner than later; I can only imagine how stressful this must be. And if you were closer, I know you would be here. And I would be helping you to find a great job.

    Devil Mood;
    You trust me to be inspired. How wonderful you are! :)

    If work is the issue, I would start looking for another job/career...is this possible?

    Procrastination can be an issue for me as well. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you have a great week as well.

    Well I knew the British were more civilised than the rest of us, but who knew a grover could use such meaingful quotes! And no, we don't have them....but we do have a green grocer who imports all British products. (Including Cadbury everything! :)

    I have to keep reminding myself!

    I've often thought this as well. Thank you. And I intend to do the tag later this evening!

    Whose opinions do yours differ with?

    Being creative usually fills me full of energy, but I haven't been able to be creative at the expense of my two full time jobs! :)

    Sounds like a plan you should put into action!

    I haven't read the other book but really want to; thanks for the reminder; I hope it is as good as Tuesdays...

    And you are an inspirational mother! Good on you!

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    Wow..there's a lot that holds me back..my anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and in all honesty, the fear of success. How crazy is that? It is not all that uncommon to have such a fear, I just wish that it wasn't on me.

    I hope that you get a break soon! It is well deserved!

    Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Not yet, but that's what all the working is for :(

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