But then, I got called in for jury duty. I felt crushed. This was going to be my get caught up on Flying Lessons and play in the studio week! And when one little thing like jury duty throws me off, I know I must already be feeling way too overwhelmed, (and covering it up well).
I got out my list of goals and divided my long term goals into short term tasks that don’t feel so overwhelming. More importantly, I added a list of lifestyle goals. These included my passions, my commitment to living a creative life, and all of my reasons for why I’m doing everything I do in the first place! Being in the courtroom really made me appreciate my life and the decisions I make. It made me remember why I work so hard everyday to run my creative business. I’m remembering not everything needs to be done right now. That I can ask for help and maybe even hire help. And, I definitely need to take more time to paint and make it a real priority. But not in a task-master way. In a joyful, super loving and nourishing way. Creating makes me feel my best. I’m remembering I must honor that and give it the place in my life it absolutely deserves.