To Multi-task or not
Don’t get too excited! I know, I know. I’m writing another post within one month of the last one. It’s a Festivus Miracle in these parts. But I’ve been thinking… Now that I have two teenagers in the house in addition to the little boy (who’s no longer so little), I have noticed the curious habit of teenagers of listening to music and/or watching tv while doing other things, like homework or hobbies. Now I know that this kind of multi-tasking is common place and has been for decades if not millennia, but I have never been able to do it. Never. Really! Not even when I was a teenager. If I was reading a book, or studying, or anything that required my brain, I had to have uninterrupted silence and give my complete attention to the task. I couldn’t even talk to anyone. To this day, I still can’t multi-task. Now before you go all sarcastic on me… Yes, I can listen to music while cooking or cleaning. Anyone can do that. I just can’t listen to music or watch tv while working on a new sewing pattern, or knitting a complicated sock pattern, or while painting. When I teach sewing, I have a strict no humming or singing policy in class. I can’t think if someone is humming or singing. I can’t think at all. Sometimes if I’m working on something I’ve made many times, I can listen to an audio book or have a tv show I’ve watched many times on in the background. Although if I get to a tricky part, I will have to pause whatever I’m listening to or watching while I get through that section.
So, I am curious to know if any other sewers out there have this same problem. Or if I’m just a mutant.
In other creative news, I finished a pussy hat, one sock, and am one-third through the second sock of the pair since the new year has come. So, I’m off to a great start with my new year’s resolution of staying off social media and creating more. I hope I stay strong and this trend continues for the rest of the year!
Who knows? Maybe I will even return to full-time blogging? But let’s not get too crazy yet.
Don’t forget to let me know if you share my abhorrence of multi-tasking or if I’m just a mutant. 😉