Monday, 2 June 2014

why I fail at MMM

Me-Made-May ... sigh ... I actually signed up this year ...

I pledged to wear 5 me made things each week ... I wore on average 6. So 'what is the problem' I hear you ask ...

Well, it's the pictures, I think. I took pictures for about 10 days, intending to post them every week, but as the first 'deadline' came and went without a smidgen of a post, my enthusiasm for taking the pictures waned considerably. Then the camera ran out of batteries, then I realised I really only wore the same clothes over and over again, then the second deadline came and went and my sewjo took a nose dive and the machine was starting to gather dust ... eventually I just gave myself permission to quit and carry on as normal and I felt so very relieved.

It is funny, because I do actually wear Me Made items most day, yet I was stressing about it to no end. The lesson that I take away from this particular experiment: If you don't enjoy something that is not necessary for your life, well-being or family, then for goodness sake just stop doing it.

So MMM is joining the ranks of fast-paced sew-alongs and perhaps self-imposed tight deadlines, something to avoid next time around :-)

1 comment:

  1. I agree, I found me made was not my thing either - I'm an introvert, and the idea of parading myself daily did not appeal. I would like to take some better shots of my clothes as I wear them, but only because I want to. And some days, if I'm doing the chores, I don't actually want to show how scruffy I am :) !!!! We all have days like that, not days where we look good as images :)


I'd like to hear what you think, but do try to be nice as this is what I do for fun and enjoyment :-)