I feel like it's time to be honest. The kind of honest where I show pictures of my messy life, and then actually get my act together. I've decided that this is going to be a big week. It's going to be a week I will be proud of.
My friend Katie posted a brilliant post about her interaction with social media, specifically Twitter. She's previously given up personal facebook and is now stopping Twitter too. Her post opened up a lot of brain chaos for me, because this is something I struggle with feverishly as well. I've written about it here before, but have still felt like I'm fighting a losing battle. I used to give up facebook entirely, but never thought that was an option anymore, since I have to use my personal site to manage my business page. But then, realizing that Katie did it and is still thriving (or is perhaps thriving even more?) -- I realized that I could do it too...
There have been too many days lately where I've had exactly two hours to get something business related finished -- and for one of those hours, I've played Candy Crush, or I've been on facebook, or I've wiled the time away reading yet another blog post on SEO. These things are not only not productive, but they feel... wasteful. At the end of the day, I was full of regret, which is something I work really really hard to avoid in my life. Because life is for the taking.
So, this is my life right now. I wish I could say that this mess was because of our impending move, that we've been so busy packing and these are the areas that are the worst of it. But the truth is, this is pretty standard for my workspace. And after shooting all weekend, our art table in our office is covered in cameras and lenses and bags and papers. My desk is a swamp of to do lists and notebooks, PostIt notes and stress. Even our floor is covered by a windy spiral of a vacuum cord and our cats' yarn ball. HOT MESS.
I have taken myself off of facebook for the short term, I've created a schedule that is both A) reasonable - aka it doesn't overestimate what I can get done in each hour -- and B) something I can stick to. I have attacked my workspace with PostIts, and have a block of time scheduled to clean and organize. I also an incredible amount of love surrounding me as I work everyday:
So I'm going to use that love, the art that oozes my friends' talent and inspiration, my little corner of perfect in my office... to help this week be the best it can be.