As I promised myself, I have been taking it easy. Due to the extreme cold temperatures, school has been cancelled quite a bit so I’ve had my son home which forces me to slow down regardless. It’s been nice because we’ve cuddled, read books, and watched movies together.
It’s been eye opening to see how much is still getting done even though I’m putting half of the effort forth that I normally do. I am making sure I’m getting enough rest. My attitude has improved tremendously. I’ve tried to start putting some things in perspective. I don’t need to do everything at once. I can take a lot of baby steps without trying to overwhelm myself.
This week I took a French class. It is on my bucket list of things to do. It makes my brain hurt and challenges me for sure. It’s cool though because when I’m studying my son starts responding to me (he’s fluent due to his French immersion school). I will now attend a once a week immersion class to become fluent.
In addition, I’ve been catching up on all of the podcasts and articles that I have put aside until “I have time”. These things always pile up on me and then I get overwhelmed because I never do have the time.
I’ve booked 3 art shows this year without even trying. Busting my butt from this past year has paid off and and as a result, people are contacting me to hang.
I have also set up a creative space in my office. Complete with my office, filing, and studio space. Even though I have a studio outside of the house, it’s nice to be able to create when I have an idea instead of waiting until I can get to the studio. It’s also nice to wake up and make coffee and head to my computer to answer emails and do a little marketing in the morning to start my day off.
I think it will become my goal to figure out how to do things in smaller steps and try to overwhelm myself less. That will be quite an adventure for this year.
Here’s to more adventuring!