In my life post-career (can you call 3 years of grad school and 2 years of work a career?), I have been mostly a stay-at-home mom. About 8 years ago I discovered art rubber stamping and realized that I really craved a creative outlet. 5 years ago, I joined Stampin' Up as a demonstrator, and immediately had a drop in output. I mostly was stamping in preparation for workshops or other demo activities. So this fall, I quit. I wasn't making money, as I spent it far faster than I earned it, and the push-pull of trying to balance growing my business and feeling like a creative person reached a head.
So now that I've quit, I've been crafting up a storm, right? I have this beautiful room for all my stuff now, not in the basement, right? Well, not so much. Almost every day, I think, "I should go in my crafting room and make something." If I make it in there, I'm sucked in by the computer and the lure of the Internet. I still shop like I'm creating, I have a TON of stuff, and sometimes I think that's part of the problem. I don't know where to start. There's such a disorganized mess in here, it's unpleasant to be in, and I feel like I should clean up before I do something.
But I keep thinking about it, and making baby steps back to it, and sometimes I think my general lack of motivation is a symptom, not a cause, and if I can get over that hump, all will be well. We'll see.