Let me explain my absence. No. There is too much. Let me sum up. Babester expanded by one babester this past year! If you have children, you know what that means. If you don't, well, let's just say I've been really busy! It's kinda hard to card and spin when you're pregnant and puking all the time. It's also hard to steal time for fiber fun when there's a newborn in the house.
I'm hoping to sneak in a brief holiday stocking. 'Tis the season for stockings and all. If not, well we'll just have to kick off the new year with a back-to-business sale or somesuch! In the interim, please enjoy this smartysnack from the always awesome Seth Godin:
Happiest of holidays to all! No better time for fibercrafting!
Anticipation vs. anxietyIf we define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance, we can also understand its antonym, anticipation.
When you work with anticipation, you will highlight the highs. You'll double down on the things that will delight and push yourself even harder to be bold and to create your version of art. If this is going to work, might as well build something that's going to be truly worth building.
If you work with anxiety, on the other hand, you'll be covering the possible lost bets, you'll be insuring against disaster and most of all, building deniability into everything you do. When you work under the cloud of anxiety, the best strategy is to play it safe, because if (when!) it fails, you'll be blameless.
Not only is it more fun to work with anticipation, it's often a self-fulfilling point of view.