I always need to be doing something. Always, always, always. In fact, I come from a wickedly intense lineage of always-need-to-be-doing-somethingers on both sides of my family. Oh, how we long to gaze out the window calmly while daydreaming or actually sit down to watch an entire 30-minute sitcom without working on 2-3 other tasks simultaneously. It’s a disease, people. Who’s with me on this?

When I quit my job to stay home with Wito, many of my friends weren’t so sure about the arrangement. In fact, more than a few laughed in my face. And it’s not that anyone thought that child-rearing wasn’t a full-time job (because HOO BOY IT IS), but it had become pretty obvious that I thrive on consistent stimulation in the form of projects. Good God, I love projects. The minute I drum one up in my head, I dive in headfirst like a crazed lunatic, for I am Crazy Project Girl. (And that’s why I love so many of you! You are Crazy Project People too!)

That’s one of the things I love most about this blog. The projects, man! When I think of all the fun projects and freelance jobs I have worked on over the past five years, I can’t help but do a little jig.

During this past pregnancy, I started to wonder if I would be able to keep up with all of my freelance deadlines once Wita arrived, so I stepped back and took a project/freelance writing hiatus. (Well, except for the Hair Thursday redesign.) And it was great. For awhile. Especially the first three months of newborn haze. But now? With Wito in preschool and Wita the napping champ? I’m a little bored. Okay, maybe a lot bored. OMG I AM SO BORED I NEED A PROJECT RIGHT NOOOWWWWWWWWW I JUST WATCHED AN ENTIRE 90-MINUTE EPISODE OF PROJECT RUNWAY WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING ELSE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?

Cue Project Fall Closet Clean. I spent all of Sunday cleaning out my closet and although I donated about 90% of it, I decided that I would try to sell some of my suits, maternity clothes, jeans, shoes and accessories because NEWSFLASH, no freelance work means no money in my bank account. (Did I ever tell you about when I moved to California in 2003 without a job and became an Ebay powerseller? I couldn’t just focus on looking for a new job…nope, I JUST HAD to buy Victoria’s Secret bras in bulk and sell for a meager profit. You see? ONCE AGAIN WITH THE PROJECTS.)

((Why Victoria’s Secret bras? I have no idea, but I learned so much. Have you seen what a 40DDD fuchsia satin bra looks like? Wow.))

(((And I’d also like to take this opportunity to point out that I am an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback. Thank you, thank you very much.)))

Long story short! I’m selling some of my stuff! (Mostly J. Crew suits, maternity jeans and shoes for now…) And because I love all of you, even those of you who have absolutely NO desire to watch this go down, I’ve started another website named Whoorl’s Closet so you won’t be barraged with this particular project here at whoorl. Feel free to go there. If you want, of course! No pressure! IT’S ONLY MY CURRENT LIVELIHOOD.

  1. Home Sweet Sarah

    October 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I have 1.5 words for you: “Ooooh, project!”

  2. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    October 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Sometimes we are shockingly (sp?) alike. And the shopping site is killling me. Makes me wish I wasn’t on a spending freeze, and maybe that I was pregos, and/or had an office job. Yea…strike the last two. I don’t wish for those.

  3. sizzle

    October 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Wait. Victoria Secret makes bras in my size?!


  4. Angella

    October 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “Oh, how we long to gaze out the window calmly while daydreaming or actually sit down to watch an entire 30-minute sitcom without working on 2-3 other tasks simultaneously. It’s a disease, people.”

    THIS is why we are friends. You know, among the other 1,000 reasons.

  5. kat

    October 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    oooh fablous. although why are you not a size 7 shoe?! dangit.

  6. am'ti b

    October 8, 2010 at 7:16 am

    you are funny and a bit dramatic which keeps me amused. i wish i loved closer then you could have a big girl closet too.

  7. am'ti b

    October 8, 2010 at 7:17 am

    i meant lived but i do love you guys too.

  8. Amanda

    October 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    What a great idea! I’d totally take the shoes if you were an 8.5. I’m a freelancer, too, so I don’t have use for the suits, but I’m sure those will sell fast.

  9. hala

    October 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    oh my goodness I can’t stop laughing – as many of the other ladies/moms have noted here (do I see a trend in your readership? Amazing MULTITASKERS!), it was like you were talking about me – I’ll be ironing with my laptop on the ironing board (NOT safe at all I know), replying to emails and trying to watch the DVR’d Mad Men episode from 3 weeks ago.
    Love to read you!

  10. Michelle

    October 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Whoorl what is your ebay seller name? Will you sell any of your HH or LV bags? Whoorls Closet is a great idea!

  11. Kristen

    October 9, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I am also a “always-need-to-be-doing-somethinger”. I’ve had many a conversation with my therapist about that fact, since I can spend about 3.5 minutes playing with my children before I get itchy for a project.

    Also, the fact that I also bulk-purchased random bras at a VS semi-annual sale and then sold them on ebay makes me think we might be the same person.

  12. Jammer

    October 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I’m an INSANE project person and always need to have something going on. I can’t even take a nap without the tv or music on. In fact, right now I’m typing this, watching tv, and getting food ready for my lunch tmrw…oyyyy

  13. Asha {Parent Hacks}

    October 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    WOW. Little one, littler one, and all of this energy and creativity for projects! Excellent, brava, and those were some cute boots. Sorry I missed ’em.

  14. Kelsey

    October 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I think its great that you decided to be a stay at home mom and a busy one that that! I am also a stay at home mom and I also am a freelance writer. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My time is simple more valuable than any one could afford. :)