Tomorrow. Or Possibly the Next Day.

Tomorrow. You’ll start tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning you realize it’s Wednesday and that’s hardly a day to start anything new, best to start fresh on Monday.

Monday rolls around and as you glance at the calendar you see it’s already 3 weeks into the month. Surely it would be better to start off on a brand new month.

It’s nearly 1 pm and the day is basically done. Best start bright and early tomorrow.

Ugh, you just got your period. You’re in no mood to start anything today.

Bright and early on Monday morning you look outside and see the rain pouring down. Such a dreary, dark day. You just want to curl up with a book and some tea. Maybe it’ll be sunny tomorrow.

You completely forgot you were supposed to start today. Funny how time gets away from you. You’ll be ready tomorrow though.

The sunny weather this morning got you outside, puttering about in the garden for most of the day. You can’t help shake the feeling you’re forgetting something.

Tomorrow is so warm. Hard to believe it’s already summer. As you make plans for your July getaway you make a note to start as soon as the weather gets a little less spectacular.

You shouldn’t have done your nails this morning. The polish still hasn’t dried properly. Thankfully there’s always tomorrow.

The wind has turned chilly and snow has been forecast for the weekend. Your thoughts turn to holiday planning, Christmas dinner and decorating the tree. There was something else but that can wait.

Tomorrow.

Right after Christmas.

Or New Year’s.

Or Easter.

And that wedding and baby shower within 2 weeks of each other.

tomorrow(noun) – a mystical place where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.

Motivation (or lack thereof)

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The other day I mentioned how I often lack motivation and so I bring you:

Hobbies I Had Planned To Start But…

  1. Painting

I’ve had visions of myself standing in front of an easel, covered in paint daubs and smears, my brush in hand skillfully bringing my vision to life. I’ve even got a number of pictures that I’ve taken around town of things I thought would make good subjects. My easel stands in the corner as of yet unused.

  1. Knitting and Crocheting

Norwegian winters are long and dark so what better way to spend that time than to create warm, soft scarves and throws. Something you can wrap around yourself as you sit on the couch and look out your front window into the gloomy half dark of a cold January day, the heat from your coffee cup warming your hands. So far I’ve made a couple of pot holders and a tea towel. If I stitch them together I may be able to keep my neck warm I guess.

  1. Writing

When I was younger I always enjoyed creative writing class in school. Stringing words together, making up characters and seeing which path they take through the world I’d created for them. Maybe I’ve lost touch with that part of me that was able to bring to life people and situations that hadn’t existed before. Even if I tried I’m not sure I’d have the courage to share anything I had written with anyone.

  1. Scrapbooking

I think my last scrapbook page commemorated a winter hike my husband and I took around a lake here in Norway. Since then we had gotten married, I moved to Norway permanently and we bought a house. In other words, four and a half years have gone by with nary an update.

  1. Cooking

Once we moved into our house, the one with the bigger kitchen, more counter space and two windows I thought I’d be whipping up new and exciting recipes every other day. After all I didn’t lug the heavy “Joy of Cooking” tome from Canada with me for nothing, right? It now sits on a shelf in the kitchen resting under a thin layer of dust, two dessert cookbooks and a bread making book.

Despite my dismal track record, I’m still on the lookout for the perfect corner of the house where the light is just right to set up my easel and I’ll keep wiping off the dust on my almost pristine copy of “Joy of Cooking”. And perhaps someday I’ll see if there are any characters hanging about in the forgotten corners of my mind and give them somewhere to go and something to do.

Are there any hobbies you’ve let fall by the wayside? How do you stay motivated or even find motivation? I’d love to hear some tips and suggestions!