Busy Bee 08.03.2013

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Busy Bee

Hello Lovelies! How are you all? A little catch up with each other has been long overdue! I'm here now with a cup of tea at hand and ready for a good natter.
What's been going on? Well....recently I've been taking the form of a bee, a BUSY BEE.

I've had lots going on over the past few weeks and it seems that things aren't about to slow down anytime soon.
I've been given a new position at work. I guess you could say, a promotion.
As most of you know my actual job is not as a full time crocheter, but as a singer/dancer. I'm currently in the Disney musical, Tarzan. It's based on the animated movie.
I've been working on this show for a few years now and LOVE it! It's physically very demanding, but also a very rewarding job. It's definitely a show that I'm very proud of.

The show not only has lots of dancing, but also a lot of aerial/ flying stunts. It's the aerial department where I find my new position at work. As of next month I'm going to be the "Aerial Captain" on the show. So it means I'm not only in charge of teaching new cast members how to fly, but I'll also be maintaining the standard of flying in the show.
I'm so excited and happy to be given the opportunity and challenge that this position brings and I can not wait to get stuck into rehearsals with the new cast members!
With the new position coming up, I've found myself having to be VERY organised. I've been spending a lot of time sat at my laptop, making sure I know exactly what I'll be doing in the up and coming weeks.

I've got into a little habit of always having a cup of coffee next to me when I'm working on the computer. Sometimes I'm even taking my laptop to the local cafe to enjoy the amazing coffee, along with a scrummy macaroon.

This habit has got to stop though!! I'm not only eating too many macaroons but getting a little frantic from a constant caffeine high. EEEEEK!
I've also been away from my blog for a little while as I seem to have fallen into a little trap. The more my blog has progressed as a "crafting blog" the more I have felt that I HAVE to keep delivering new ideas and projects with every post. Sometimes I don't have a new project and sometimes I have no new ideas to share. Therefore, I very stupidly I haven't been posting as much. That makes me sad, as I love writing blog posts. It was whilst chatting with the lovely Rachel on Ravelry that I realised I had fallen into a cycle of feeling like I have to keep delivering.
Rachel said to me that she had heard of people that "constantly make projects just so they have something to blog about". It hit me like a ton of bricks! This is what I had started to do and it was really taking the fun out of my blog. In fact it was making my blog feel like a burden and a constant pressure. So... as of now, I'm going back to basics. Blogging all the time and not only when I have a finished project.
Of course the projects will keep coming! Here's a little something I'm working on at the moment and loving!

This little creation is my first attempt at Tunisian crochet. It creates a very different look to "regular" crochet. I'm rather enjoying this striped mass of colour!
I feel good that I've got all that of my chest. Suddenly have a lot of things I want to talk to you all about and am excited to be sharing more than just my finished crochet projects, but also a glimpse into my life.
SUCH FUN!! (yes....I'm obsessed with the TV show Miranda!!)

This post was originally posted on 8th March 2013.
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