It can feel easy to go to work, come home, cook dinner, go to sleep, and repeat.
My variation of that has looked like this:
5:30-6 -> wake up
6-6:30 – > wash face, brush teeth, make silly faces in the mirror
6:30-7 -> breakfast in bed with a book or some informational videos
7-7:30 -> get ready
7:30-8:45 -> write at a coffee shop
9-5 -> work
Post work -> meet a friend for dinner or cook dinner
read a book?
9:00 -> go to bed
While that routine has felt healthy for me, I can’t help but be reminded of projects that I want to complete. Books I want to publish and portraits that I want to take. My work is wonderful and creative. The people in my life are very dear to me and I don’t see them enough as it is. But, neither of them can be my entire life. I have to keep reaching for creative goals and I have to believe it’s possible to do something that will make a difference in the world.
I’d also like to make sure I’m fitting exercise in and unadulterated laughter and fun.
Can you schedule laughter and fun into your life?
What if you wrote it in like this:
3pm- remain open to possibility for one hour.
4pm- write about your feelings.
A degree of routine fits nicely on me.
Like a well fitted blazer that allows a full range of motion in your arms, while simultaneously cinching in your waist.
However, there’s a passion that boils inside of me.
I can hear it whistling as it warns me of the impending overflow.
This may mean that I make sacrifices, this may mean that I’m ‘busy’ and that I create a constant battle with myself for boundaries and balance.
But, at the end of it all I’ll certainly be pleased to look back at a rich mixed fabric life.
One woven out of passion, dedication, creativity, laughter, and conversation that gets to the heart.
Oh, and I’d like to spend more time on the top of mountains this year.