I woke up feeling rested and happy this morning … so much better than yesterday where I woke up wired and tired.
And today I removed something from my life that was not serving me well, in fact it was making me forget who I am. So, out of this experience came my first 5 steps toward living an artful life.
I won’t go into detail because it was such a small thing (in the grand scale of things) like really, really small, but it was sucking the fun out of one of my greatest joys … photography. So after a particularly restless night, I decided to remove the offending “thing” from my life. I always knew it was toxic, but just wasn’t prepared for what it was doing to me … . anyway, it’s gone now, and I feel so much better.
I’ve also been reading my new book “Living Artfully” by Sandra Magsamen. I’m quite sure I’ll be quoting her often in the next year, as she writes so eloquently and seems to speak directly to me:
Living Artfully is about creating a life worth celebrating, worth remembering.
OK … did she say celebrating?
Goodness, I can’t seem to get away from that word! and indeed, why should I try? Looks like I’m going to have to keep it around, after all :)
I thought by making lists, it would help on my quest to live an artful life. So here are the first 5 steps I’ve chosen:
- Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)
- If something is not serving you well, remove it from your life.
- Be honest. Be honest with yourself.
- Create from the heart.
- Play. Experiment. Trust.
Know exactly what you want to focus on.
Day 5 of blogging every day in February.