Monday, January 04, 2010

Make My Funk the P. Funk

Now this is what I want you all to do:
If you got faults, defects or shortcomings,
You know, like arthritis, rheumatism or migraines,
Whatever part of your body it is,
I want you to lay it on your radio, let the vibes flow through.
Funk not only moves, it can re-move, dig?
The desired effect is what you get
When you improve your Interplanetary Funksmanship.

I'm in a serious funk. I have so much I need do do and so much that I want to do that it all becomes this massive insurmountable conglomeration in my head that seems completely overwhelming.

Every time I get some time to DO something, I become crippled by the big blob of possible choices, don't feel like doing the yucky ones, then feel guilty if I choose a yummy one over it, that I just end up sitting and doing nothing.

I need to lay my head on the radio and let the vibes flow through. I need to improve my Interplanetary Funkmanship. With that in mind, here is a list for myself. There are big things, there are little things, important and silly. Some I look forward to doing, others I don't. These aren't resolutions, just items on a list. I hope at least enumerating them for myself will help me get my Funkmanship back.

  • Write the fucking newsletter. Just do it. Before you have the next one breathing down your neck.
  • Take more self portraits before it gets dark out. Then you won't feel like they suck as much.
  • Get good (again) at bringing lunch in to work.
  • Find a project at work that excites you. If you can't, think about why that is.
  • Organize the fiber mountain in the front hall.
  • Find a way to keep dyeing with the new work schedule - make it happen, or it won't happen, and you love it and miss it, so do it.
  • Merge the online incarnations of yourself: 2 blogs, Flickr, Etsy, etc. are all too much to keep up with seperately - put them together as much as possible and update as you see fit, with no guilt about neglecting one thing for another.
  • Keep going to yoga - you're doing great with that, don't stop!
  • Follow through on your sewing idea/project.
  • Buy less yarn - seriously, you have plenty. No, really, there is enough. For real.
  • Purge some stuff - yarn/fiber/equipment. You have stuff you know you'll never use, stop clinging to it and let it go.
  • Go to spin night more often.
  • Chill out.
  • Laugh more.

Here's hoping for a funkadelic new year.