When things don’t turn out the way you planned

After looking at my list this morning, I’m being forced to admit that there’s no way in hell I will ever be able to finish all the things I had planned before the end of the year. There’s not enough time, too much to do, and as much as I’d like to think, I am not Wonder Woman.
Back in late June, I made a list of all the projects I had in-progress or wanted to finish by Christmas 2016/new year’s. It was definitely an ambitious list, but I can’t help feeling disappointed that I didn’t get to some things. Here’s a snippet of the list (leaving off some top secret projects):

Cthulhu dice bag: done (link)
Pokeball crochet pattern: done (link)
Snorlax cushion: not done
Geeky Christmas sweaters: not done
Project 1 for Magazine A: done
Tentacle boot cuffs: started


Project 2 for magazine A: done
T-shirt bag tutorial video: done (link)
Yarn dye batch three: done (Etsy link)


Begin super secret awesome project: not done
Vintage video game bunting: not done
Harry Potter tutorials and kits: not done
Geeky phone case pattern set: not done
Finish After the Rain sweater: done (link)

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js One Ball Challenge for Laughing Hens: done (link)
Second one ball challenge for Laughing Hens: done (link)

So, okay, I guess I got a lot done – but I really, REALLY wanted to have this other stuff done in time. As a very Type A kind of person, I find it difficult to admit that I can’t do it all and say yes to every project. I don’t have 8 arms and I can’t knit and crochet 24 hours a day, as much as I might like to. I have other commitments and obligations, the kind that pay the bills – and I’m trying to learn how to make time for the other love in my life, music.

Instead of crafting last weekend, I recorded a parody of a country song about the US election. (link) It’s silly, it’s not “serious music,” but it’s a small step back into what used to rule my life.

In short, while I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to DO ALL THE THINGS, I’m hopeful that some of these projects will still get done, just on a slightly different time scale.

0 Replies to “When things don’t turn out the way you planned”

  1. You have ticked off massive amounts off your list!! You should be very proud, but I completely understand. I'm as hard on myself and hate not reaching deadlines and not finishing things on my list xx

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