Designing again: after a 25 year break!

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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby Jennifer623 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Well, after seventeen hours, I think you deserve some time off. :)

I do not like Jenny, but I do not mind Jen. However, I am so used to Jennifer that might not realize you are talking to me. Haha.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:16 am

It's Monday and I'm ready to start working on the project again. I'm going to use Lynx quote and a quote from a favorite book to help me step back and stop being such a drama queen about this project. This quote is very opposite of a Barbara Sher approach, but I really like it. It's from one of my favorite books called Remember Your Essence, by Paul Williams.

"Confidence is a power
that comes from the inner knowledge
that you are at one with your purpose.

Self-doubt and self-examination
are the means by which
a powerful person like you
re=creates this inner knowledge
at each new moment."


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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:25 am

This is another quote from the same book.

Know that you are on your path
and do not ask for a description of it.

Each moment follows the previous moment
and all your triumphs and failures,
your good luck and bad luck,
have brought you to right here, right now.

Do not question or evaluate this moment.

Enjoy it. Accept it.
It has taken you all your life to get here.
Relax, and trust the self that has brought you this far.

You will receive your next assignment soon;
and you will know it when you receive it.


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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:31 am

Here's the quote Lynx posted in the Quote for the Day thread:

The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly—without judgement, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. Ask your work what it needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen, the way a good parent listens to a child.

I'm sorry, but I don't remember who wrote this. It's on the Quote for the Day thread.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby Elaine Glimme » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:55 pm

Every one of those quotes speaks to me. And I agree with the one about confidence and disagreed about that very topic with Barbara Sher. A agree with her that you can't just think happy positive thoughts and expect everything to work out all right. You have to do the work. And you can't change reality just by thinking about it. But, I believe that, in a way you can. If I truly think that I'm incapable of doing something, I'm not going to try it; I'm going to curl up into a pessimistic ball and get fat. And if I believe deep down in my heart that a person is a bitch and I hate her, then we're probably not going to get along. But if I give her the benefit of the doubt, maybe I'll find out there's was a reason for her bitchiness, and she has a good heart after all.

Anyway, good wishes on your project.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Elaine Glimme wrote: ..I'm going to curl up into a pessimistic ball and get fat.
:lol:

Elaine, I always appreciate your insight, balanced with your sense of humor. Thanks for your response to these quotes. I've been spending the morning meditating on these quotes and leafing through some other books that help me with my attitude.

It's 1:15 pm. I'm feeling fear and hesitation, but I'm going to get started. Usually, once I get started I'm okay.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby Jennifer623 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Inspire, I am with you on getting started. It is often the most difficult part! You got this!
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:16 pm

2:15 pm. VERY LONG HOUR! I'm working on the edge of the scarf. Only about 2/3 around one side. My goal today is to finish all the crochet. I don't know if that's doable. It's doable as far as hours left, but I don't know if it's doable with my stress and anxiety. I'm taking a break, then I'll get back to it again. At this point, the goal is to finish the edge of the scarf. That's the first "step" for today, as the "steppers" would say!
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:23 pm

Jennifer623 wrote:Inspire, I am with you on getting started. It is often the most difficult part! You got this!
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Thanks Jennifer,

For some reason, starting and finishing are the hardest. The in between parts seem the easiest for me.

Right now, I'm doing both -- getting started on the project today and working on finishing the project. A double whammy but doable.

I'm glad you think "Ive got this". I don't feel that, but it's nice that someone does!

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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby Elaine Glimme » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:24 pm

Okay, Inspire,

You go.

Me too. Hope we both get started and get some good stuff done.

p.s. It's good to have another diver on the Boards.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:40 pm

Elaine Glimme wrote:
It's good to have another diver on the Boards.


I didn't know you were a diver. Thank God! So many scanners!

I hope you get some stuff done, too.

It's 2:40. Back to work for me.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:36 pm

Elaine,

If you've got stuff to do today, why not "bookmark" it in the Steppers Thread. Jennifer and I (and anyone else) can cheer you on there.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:57 pm

The edging of the scarf is done. I've been very meditative and patient so far today. But right now I need to whine a bit. I HATE DOING THIS! By "this" I mean just producing something. I love coming up with ideas, I love knit/crochet swatching because I get to watch it evolve and see if my sketch translate into yarn. I might even like the things that are hard for me -- math and writing instructions -- more than producing an item. That might not be true, once I actually have to do that for the baby blankets! That's what I remember right now. At least math and writing are not doing something over and over and over...................... I hate this kind of boring repetitive stuff.

Okay. I'm going to take a break and then get back to it again and work on the hat. I think my goal is either finish all the crochet or do 4 hours today, whichever comes first. And if I can't do that, it's okay. I made progress.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby Elaine Glimme » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:04 pm

You made a lot of progress. Congrats.

Me - I made some progress. But I spent way too much time posting on the boards today. My "bookmark" will be to write the stunt that causes Julie's breakup with Stuart.

I'm sorry that the actual knitting and crocheting isn't your thing, but congrats on sticking to it.
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Re: Designing again: after a 25 year break!

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:01 pm

4:45-6:00. 1 hour, 15 minutes. I have a bit more to go, then I'm going to stop. It's getting dark and my lighting is terrible. I can barely see the stitches. Black yarn is really tough. I'm taking a break, then finishing the side of the hat and then I'm done for the day.
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