Finding Motivation (Again)

Written on February 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Once upon a time, I used to get very stressed out if I didn’t have posts to go up here. I made a plan to get three posts up every week and by golly, I was going to do it. As the years have gone by (have I really been writing BlytheLife since 2010?!), I’ve gotten a little bit more lax with my post scheduling. Part of it is because I went through a fairly intensive post-secondary program that sucked up a lot of my time, and the other part (in more recent months) is because I’ve gotten a job that keeps me fairly busy.

Something that I have discovered since graduation and subsequently working, is that it is hard to find time and energy to work on things that aren’t just: work, sleep, eat, repeat. Playing with dolls has fallen to the wayside because of the fact that other things (sadly) take priority. I still very much love Blythe dolls and think that they’re wonderful (and very much still love getting new ones!), but it’s hard to find the time to do things with them. Plus, now with my rotating shift schedule (hello world of nursing), it can be difficult to find time to go to meets or meet up with local dolly friends. It’s hard to go to meets at noon when I get home from work at 8am. (Actually, it’s just hard to find motivation to do anything after a night shift, let’s be perfectly honestly and frank about that!)


Lately, I haven’t had a lot of motivation to do much outside of work, sleep, spending a small amount of time with people in the outside world. Last weekend, when I went to a friend’s house to watch a sporting event of sorts – I knitted doll clothes while I was there because I was in front of the television anyways. And you know what? I felt productive! Like I was doing something with my dolls (for once). And the dolls benefit – including the Middies because I finally made them something too. It was a nice feeling, and I’m going to be making an effort to include the dolls in more of my everyday activities (when I can).

How do you find motivation or find time to spend on your hobbies?

3 Responses to “Finding Motivation (Again)”

  1. Jules AKA @glamlizards

    I’ve been noticing the more frequent updates! I think it’s really great that you’re able to keep the blog running while juggling life and doll stuff at the same time. it’s more than I can do lol

  2. Anne AKA @anneheathen

    I do most of my Blythe knitting while watching TV! I also used to post almost daily (or really, I would set up posts to publish almost every day, but I would prepare them a little in advance) but I have not been able to keep up with that at all this year. I’m trying to be more involved in local politics and activism and it feels like life in general is just packed so full that I hardly have any discretionary time! I know that’s not really true, but it does feel that way. I think that at this point, doing some doll knitting while watching TV is good enough for me. 🙂

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