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.


Blogger Rows Red said...

I know of what you speak, this paralysis of the soul! I'm so afraid of dyeing because it was such a chore in the old house/when I was sick all the time, and then when I do it, I'm surprised that I enjoy it.

I like your list. Rock on with that.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I think your list is great and I hope it helps you to feel like you are accomplishing stuff. So --- what are you getting rid of? Anything good? lol

3:27 PM  
Blogger Seanna Lea said...

That's a much better list than mine (though mine is more succinct).

I have a partial sock that I will be mailing to you this week, so you can try it before I get too far along and make sure it fits right.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

My list would be very similar if I made one, but this year the only think I resolved to do was to knit what I wanted to knit. No challenges, no pressure. I don't know how long it'll last (aren't the Olympics starting soon?) but I like the thought of it.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

"Find a project at work that excites you. If you can't, think about why that is." Um, yeah. I relate to this one. Keep up the good yoga work!

10:35 PM  
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1:39 AM  
Blogger Manise said...

I'm in exactly the same place. May we both be successful in getting our "Funkmanship" back.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Martita said...

Maybe if you listen to more PFunk it'll get your spirit moving? It can't hurt to try, right?

1:10 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Your list is all my thoughts too. I am so glad that you know Yoga is great for you and you are doing well. I love it too. I didn't even mention the blog thing in my list. I have 3 blogs and I am thinking of shutting down my 365 because I won't be doing it anymore.

Keep up the great work on your self portraits. I love them no matter how much you think they "suck". They don't!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a fabulous list and see a lot of things on your list that apply to me. Sometimes the hardest thing is just doing something - even if it isn't the right thing. I get bogged down in those decisions too. Happy 2010.

1:13 PM  

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