Tuesday, October 15, 2013
IN A SLUMP
I hate it when I fall into these slumps. Totally do not feel like doing anything creative. It took me a month and a half to finish something that should've taken me two days. Uggggh. I just refuse to send out something I would not want to receive.
I have not worked in my personal journal and several months. I think that is why my mind is so scrambled. Journaling is my therapy. I have to get into the habit again of journaling every day. Because even on those days where nothing interesting happens, journaling can be a form of relaxation.
My BFF Jacquie and I are doing project life. We both really enjoy it but have to struggle for the time to do it. I have some new ideas on how to do it that I am looking forward to trying.
Received new art supplies these past two weeks which I will share at some point. I have several of Kathy Orta tutorials that I want to do. Her projects are absolutely fabulous. If you live under a rock and don't know Kathy, go to paperphenomenon.com. All of her projects are really great. Some of the supplies that I have received our specifically to do her projects. I sat down in my studio on Saturday, determined to at least start one of the projects I want to do. When into the studio, looked at all the pretty supplies, glanced around, and closed the door. I went into my room and watch back to back lifetime movies. A very chick thing to do. , And had lots and lots of popcorn. They say this is a symptom of early senility. I am not quite sure. LOL!
Before starting any project, I need to unwind. I am really happy at the new law firm I truly believe I made the right decision. Jessica and Bernadette are great to work with. They are both fabulous lawyers. We work hard, but we always have fun. The interaction of ideas is what I missed most when I worked alone. BUT (and you know there was a butt coming) I am not thrilled with the lack of personal downtime. I do understand that as part of the three partner firm, you cannot be less than a third of that firm. My partners will tell you that I carry my load plus a lot more. I guess I just need some me time. And frankly, that does not look good right now. Not only do I have a much bigger responsibility in this firm, I have an incredible amount of work. Thank God I enjoy it. On top of that, I want to study for the certification examination that is in February. I want to become certified in family and marital law. Is it necessary? No. Doesn't really make any difference at the end of the day? No. So why do it huh? Well, why not. I have no place higher to go. I have no other accomplishments that I need to reach. Very few lawyers are certified in their field to practice and I like the idea of being one of the few like the Marines. Either that or like my friends tell me I am after all a masochist.
We are also starting to plan our Keys 4 Art retreat in March 2014. I can hardly believe it is only five months away! Every year seems to go by faster and faster. A little scary when you're 52 years old! For this retreat, the wonderful DJ Pettit Will be teaching a three day class on her wonderful journals. DJ is a beautiful soul and a fantastic artist and I know my friends will love her. We have always been so blessed to have such wonderful artists join us at our retreat! This event is the one thing I look forward to the most every year. Each and everyone of the artists who attend are my friends. I love these women dearly, and I know they look forward to this as much as I do.
If anybody bumps into my muse, please send her home!
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