Do you ever have those days when you have a ton of time to do things but you end up just coasting by and taking things easy? The past couple of days have been that way for me.. Today, though, I have made my mind up to get going and get shaking so that I can get things done. Posted two items in GothamChick Shop and I finally finished two layouts in my Art Journal Every Day project. It doesn’t make me current (still have Angelo’s birthday layout hanging in mid-air) and it puts the pressure on me to go and create new layouts again.
I am trying to create more pieces for the shop even if I know I have a ton of stuff yet to be photographed and posted. No pressure. I know it’s not good for sales, but creativity is not something you can force.
Reading-wise, I’m doing okay. Still on American Gods but slowly but surely making progress. I also have Betty White’s If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) which I managed to read to Chapter V when I got it. (It’s a much lighter read than Neil Gaiman’s book so that one should be a breeze.)
I have been remiss with the blogging, though, not for lack of time, but simply because I have just wanted to take it easy. There are times when creating a post like this can take more effort beyond writing and prying the words from my brain to type them and create an entry.
This even if I know that writing is probably going to help give me clarity and keep me grounded.
Change. As I wrote in my Art journal, it is constant and keeps the world turning. Some changes take us by surprise and some, even when expected, are still not quite as easy to cope with. One thing I know is that going through the same thing a second time makes me better equipped to deal with it all.
I try to remain positive and filter out the worries which I cannot solve nor do anything about at the present time. I used to have people tell me I make mountains out of molehills.. so as I grew older, I tried to pick my battles and just let go of what I cannot control — at least until I can control it.
Like the sun which will always shine — there is always another beginning somewhere in the horizon even if it is not visible at the moment. It’s there.