Procraftination… It’s the Real Deal
Wow my ProCraftination really kicked my butt today! I swear I just cleaned *clears throat* a few days ago! With my big doe eyes… I hope you believe me.
Living in a creative home where we both crochet and craft can lead to the recipe of Procraftination. Though online, we are popular, in person we are very introverted and rarely have people over in our home. Without much risk of surprise company, we can let the housework slide… slide… ah what the hell. It rolls down hill with somersaults and keeps on going.
My craft gets in the way of living life to the point where I get tunnel vision. I mean… really… Who doesn’t sit around and cuddle their yarn balls?
I mean… they are so soft and bring me such joy! They are like my best friends and my future projects!
I get so focused on crochet and The Crochet Crowd, I feel like the best analogy is that “I cannot see the trees through the forest”. It’s workaholic tendancies combined with craft passion.
I jump from project to project with the intention to come back to clean my first mess but it never seems to happen. You start to walk over and around your projects and messes you have made. But you can get to the point where it doesn’t bother you and it continues to get out of hand without you truly realizing it.
Daniel is the domestic one of the two of us. He is the one to put up the stop sign and put his foot down and demand that the crafts be put to a halt until the housework is done.
Now throwing myself on the floor and doing my fake years and banging my head on the floor doesn’t change Daniel’s mind. I mean, “Why can’t the house clean itself?”
So there I am stuck vacuuming, wiping and being really disgusted in myself to let my space get out of control. We do a thorough clean once every two weeks with spot cleaning in between but it can be really out of control.
The most embarrassing thing is when someone unexpected shows up. We forever apologize and the people are gracious and say they prefer a lived in home. I cannot help but feel they are potentially saying, “Man these two are pigs!” You know how that self guilt can get to you?
With working from home, our work environment is mixed into our space. From packing boxes for craft shows, cruises and more within our living space. It can get pretty crazy!
Now some of you might think we need a maid! Truth is, we don’t! We made the mess, we have to suck it up and clean it up! We would have to pick up our projects and more which are part of the mess. The act of picking them up and organizing and more is the act of cleaning itself. By the time we did that, we just have to dust, wipe and vacuum. It takes us about 4 hours to clean our home. We don’t have a lot of knickknacks! Thank goodness!
The only good thing about cleaning day is that once I am done, I can go back to crocheting guilt free.
Are you a ProCraftination type of person. Leave me your thoughts here on my blog. Does it interfere with your life? How do you deal with it?