Putting Myself On the List
That will be my mantra today. I find myself stuck in a feeling of being overwhelmed, not knowing what to do next. You’d think I would have learned better after all these years of being out of a traditional workplace environment. But even now, it’s still difficult remembering to prioritize, to make lists, and to make sure I put studio time on one of those lists. That is something that should happen every day. But it hasn’t.
Oh, I have lists — in my head. And they are long, nagging ones. There’s a big family reunion coming up over Thanksgiving, and it will involve a week of getting together with our kids and their spouses and kids. Some of them will be staying at our house; others are staying at a big rental place. So of course I’m already preparing for that in my head. Yesterday I did manage to start committing those tasks to paper. Things to fix, things to clean, things to spruce up, inside and out — you know the drill. I want our house to be as near perfect as I can get it, and that’s a tall order. Maybe I’ll end up settling for just clean. It’s going to be a party like no other. We are all excited!
So in the midst of just living day to day, paying bills, taking care of my husband and our four furry kids, getting the garden winterized, putting away the last vegetables that I’m getting ready to pick, and with the anticipation of a big holiday coming up, I have yet to remember to put myself on the list.
Without seeing yourself on the list, your Self will be forgotten. I’ve been reminded more and more what I’m missing by not being in the studio on a regular basis. Just walking into the room gives me such a feeling of being “home.” Home to my Self. So today, and from this day forward (until I forget again) I’m putting myself on the list.
Note: What’s missing in the above picture? Me!