I Loooovvvve it. I truly do. It is the best gift I can ever get... Unstructured Time that is. I took this past Friday and tomorrow, Monday, off from my full time job to enjoy some things about my part time jobs. I still have a load of vacation hours from my full time job and the little voice in my head said, "hey stupid your worn out, tired, exhausted, cranky, and fed up. Take a day or two off." Sometimes I really like that little voice.
So with that said, I took some well deserved time off. I decided to vacation at my favorite place, home. I love my house and work very hard to pay for it. The sad part is that I never get to enjoy it much because I'm working so hard to pay for it. Kinda stupid when you think about it, but in theory, it will be paid for by the time I'm 48. Then I'm free!!!
I've spent the past few days doing things as I feel like doing them not because it was some structured time schedule I had to keep. I find that many "creative" people find it hard to be "creative" when they are on structured time. I mean you can't just sit there and go "ok, you just worked 10 hours at one job, went to another job, now sit here and be creative for one hour even though you can't hold your eyes open and you have a tone of chores to do." Most creative people have to be able to let their mind wander to look at possibilities in a piece of art, to look at different colors, fabrics, embellishments, etc. It just doesn't happen in a structured time frame. The mind needs to wander. At least for me it does. All I do is get overwhelmed, stressed and totally depressed. Then the little voice say's, "Snap out of it Dorkwad!"
So, since I have had a few days of Unstructured Time, the little voice that has been squashed out by way to many responsibilities has surfaced and shouted really loud, "Let them eat cake!" Thus, I have created several items with a cake theme. They are on my site The Raspberry Rabbits It was fun, the ideas flowed, and best of all it was Unstructured Time that my mind could wander."
Have a great week and here's to a happy wandering mind.
This week IGF, the little voice that knows me so well.