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moon phases by katie daisy

moon phases by katie daisy

problem: as i lie awake in bed last night, i realize that inspiration always strikes me in the middle of the night. the best blog post ideas, pattern inspiration or general design related to-dos pop in and out of my head. then, they keep me awake as i'm determined to still remember them when the sun comes up! seriously, i often feel pregnant with inspiration and ideas.

ok, not really a problem: i'm not really complaining here, i'm glad for the inspiration. i just need to sleep.

remedy: i will start to keep a notebook by my bed. this way, i'll (hopefully) be able to jot down ideas (i.e. get them OUT of my head and ON to paper), and be able to go sleep.

think it will work? how about you, when does your inspiration strike?


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  • Hah, that’s so funny! I am totally the same way. As soon as I lay down all these awesome ideas start going through my head. One night I could NOT fall asleep, so I got out a notebook and jotted them down (because like you I was always telling myself I would remember them in the morning and never did). At night while I’m having all these awesome ideas I also feel the most determined and have the best can-do attitude. In the day I am more self doubting and unsure about my ideas. I think you will find that a notebook by your bedside will help with the sleeping a lot.

  • i get all my best ideas when i’m supposed to be doing something else! and a storm of note taking commences, and deadlines get pushed and well it’s a never ending cycle ;)

  • @joanna, thank goodness for iphones!!
    @susan, hmm interesting connection!! i always feel very motivated in the morning and then that peaks around 3:00. after that, all bets are off. but in the middle of the night, i get really motivated again, maybe that’s when the cycle starts over. ha! thanks for sharing!
    @amy: ahhh, the never ending cycle. i feel ya!