I always think I am too stupid to follow a pattern. I didn't even know how to sew with one until I was 42 or so. I think it was a vest. Very easy beginners stuff. It stunned me how easy it was, everything matched up! Duh. Everything I learned I learned from reading the instructions. Handy!
I tend to wing it though, and when I do see patterns I am usually satisfied that my winging it is just logic.
I enjoy getting off work at 8. It's really nice to come home and the world hasn't shut down yet.
I hope I get all my projects done. It's not like there's a time limit or anything, but I can't help it.