I am not sufficiently disciplined to not want to start something when I decide to stop doing other things. As not starting something when you stop doing something would just be silly, and much too disciplined for me. I have stopped selling on Etsy, reading any number of blogs, checking my email too many times a day, watching too much TV, and other things that escape me at the moment.
The corresponding thing I will start doing (again) is knitting others’ patterns. I am somewhat happy with where my design is, but I feel that if I want to take it to the next level I will need to start knitting others’ patterns. I have never found classes or discussion to be effective ways for me to learn knitting (I learned almost entirely from books): the only way I have ever really learned anything is from knitting it myself.
I was inspired by this article about Tiger Woods last week. I want to live in that pursuit of excellence, and have the courage to cut out anything that is not perfection.
I have also started cooking more and as proof — my shopping list of last week:
I almost think I should start a cooking blog — that may be taking things too far by the time I finished making anything the light would be gone and I couldn’t take good pictures of it.