HELP ! I’ve fallen and I can’t catch up!
I have been a member here at LumberJocks for a bit more than 6 months and the membership has effectively doubled since I joined. When I joined, the goal was to get to 2000 members by year end. We kinda left that one in the dust.
I tried to make it a point to look at all the projects and read all the posts. I love to read and like looking at pictures. At one time I thought I couldn’t get enough to read ... I was wrong. What I found it that there are not enough hours in the day to keep up. Particularly if I bother to go to work.
I also found that I was spending less time in the shop while spending more time reading about shops. Too much theory and not enough practice makes a rather stagnant Russel. So I decided to get off my ever increasing behind and get out and work some wood.
For those that might be interested, over the last two weekends I have spent approximately 24 hours in my shop. During that time, I have turned on my power tools for less than 4 hours. I have spent my time sanding, gluing, chiseling and sawing. My it’s been quiet lately.
But back to the point, by going out to the shop, I’ve spent less time here on LumberJocks. And while I was gone the place exploded. There are so many new projects to look at. Additionally, there are blogs and forum topics to catch up on. The volume is overwhelming.
The good in all this is that the quality of the site has not diminished with the additions. Of course, that makes falling behind all the worse. So, I plug away keeping up as much as possible. But I can’t shake the feeling that I’m missing something.
Now, having said all that, the real question is what to do? Some folks can continue as they always have and not be swayed by the changes. An admirable quality that I wish I had … I never could get into the whole Zen thing. I, on the other hand, have an underlying fear that I’m going to miss something really cool.
So, am I overly obsessive? Can one be overly obsessive? How does one quench the never ending thirst? Of course, the question is rhetorical, but it seemed worth the ask.
-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com