Some days, making the move to live a creative life is a challenge.
Other days, it feels like the most exciting thing imaginable. I get huge bursts of energy and also moments of total freak-out.
Today I feel on top of the world.
Though, if I’m being honest, the past week or so has felt very stressful. I’ve spent too much time worrying about the future and not enough time taking the steps needed to build this tiny empire.
It ebbs and flows really.
I try to remind myself these ebbs and flows are natural.
Everything in life has ups and downs. This part of my life is new, and that’s the only reason it feels a bit awkward when I’m on the roller coaster.
Like with my yoga practice.
I practice five days a week, Monday through Friday. But of course there are weeks that schedule doesn’t work.
Sometimes a total lack of sleep has me pressing the snooze button one too many times. Sometimes I get sick. Sometimes I get distracted by other random crap in the morning, and then my practice doesn’t happen that day. But do I get discouraged and throw in the towel? Say eff it all, and never practice again? Of course not. I just skip that day and start again the next day, Monday through Friday, as I always do.
And so that’s how I’m trying to look at starting my art business.
Some days it will all feel perfect and easy. Those days are awesome, and with a little luck and intention, I’ll cherish them. Other days, I feel stuck in the mud and can’t get myself to do the work because it all feels hopeless. Those days straight up suck. But I’m working to just let the day pass and start again the next day. No beating myself up about it.
No added stress. Just allowing what will be…to be.
p.s. The weather in Vegas has been stunning the past week! Last weekend we headed out to the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Juniper is a water dog through and through. There’s no keeping that girl out of the water! She loved every minute of soaking up the sunshine. And Charlotte ran through every bush she possibly could. The girl is a hunter, no doubt about it. Always looking for little creatures in the bushes. She never actually gets them. But for her, it’s all about the chase. 😉