I’m always moving.. always doing something. It might not necessarily be what I SHOULD be doing but more than likely I have 4+ projects running simultaneously.
I have to-do lists everywhere, on my computer, in my dayplanner, on my phone, in my wallet, on the refridgerator. I make my daily to-do list longer than I could ever complete in one day.
Why do I do that to myself? I think part of it has to do with being self-employed… especially working from home. There is no separation. So I feel guilty relaxing when I know that 15 feet away there are photos that need to be edited or albums that need to be designed.
Or maybe I can just blame Pinterest. I swear my daily activities multiplied substantially when I first logged on to that magical, brain scrambling, creativity inducing, devil site.
Although, I don’t necessarily think that there is anything wrong with being busy or making never ending to-do lists.
As long as there is a balance.
For years my to-do list was almost exclusively about work. editing, designing, emailing, packaging, ordering, editing etc. If I was working I felt like I was missing out on time with my family, my friends, myself. If I did anything else I felt guilty because I should be doing work. It sucked.. big time.
That’s not the life I want to live so I try really really hard to find a balance. To make time .. for myself … for learning to quilt … for making dinner slowly .. for unexpected things like a phone call from a friend or a visit from my aunt. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.
Anyone have tips on finding balance? Any photographers want to share anything they outsource to lighten your workload? Anyone want to tell me a good joke? .. I already told Tony all the ones that I know.
I’ll leave you with some photos from a day that I did absolutely nothing but live. They are from a drive Tony and I took on skyline drive during our roadtrip from Joplin, MO to Maryland. Someday I’ll share the rest of the photos with you. It’s on my to-do list. ;)
Seriously, how cute is this guy?!!
I just spent 3 whole days creating and sewing a new backdrop for our new photo booth … Now I’m going to go outside and plant flowers. Balance. :)
Blog title lyric from ‘The Right Place’ by the Monsters of Folk.. watch the video here.