Oct 12, 2011
I am definitely getting off to a late start this week and I think I may still have turkey brain from the Thanksgiving long weekend which spoiled us with good company, great food and summer climate. I find long weekends hard to recover from in general, but this past weekend we had a ton to celebrate. My dad's birthday was on Friday followed by some work on Saturday and some much needed laughter, family and thanks-giving on Sunday and Monday.
We are lucky enough to live directly on the Thanksgiving day parade route so we always watch it from our windows, usually with our adorable nieces (and their parents of course). I love seeing their excited faces as the horses and marching bands parade on by and we can sit comfortably and have some breakfast and coffee instead of freezing our behinds on the street (although this year people enjoyed the parade in tank-tops and shorts).
Aside from all of this, I did take some time to just unwind with a sketchbook. I find that when I am lacking focus or having a hard time prioritizing I can generally work through the chaos in my head with sketching or some watercolours. I am also really struggling lately with sticking to a schedule and it's affecting my creativity as well as messing with my shop launch timeline so I have to get things under control.
Truth be told I probably have too much on the go and should set some more serious priorities because my to do list is out of control and includes items like "write a neater to do list" and "for the love of all that is sacred, clean out the closet".
I have also been struggling with not kicking myself out of bed in the morning, which gives me a late start on the day and then I'm mad at myself and feel guilty which makes me want to slam the door in my own face and write on the list "for the love of all that is sacred, wake up earlier". I've attempted to remedy this by setting an earlier alarm which then makes my husband annoyed because I am snoozing the alarm at the hideous hour of five a.m...and again at ten after...and again at...well you get the point but I think even the dog might be done with my attempt at maintaining a schedule.
So today, I'm taking trimmers to my list, cutting out the unnecessary. It's time to defragment, throw out the unachievable (like cleaning the closet) and do some much needed prioritization.
And if that doesn't work, I might slam the door in my own face and then give myself the silent treatment...then I might sit down with a sketchbook and some watercolours.
Photos of my sketchbook by: me, Kinga Subject
Posted by Kinga