I’ve been saying that a lot lately. To myself.. otherwise it would get very dull. Call it a midlife crisis or whatever, but I am fed up of trying to be someone I’m not. It ends now.
Primarily, I will no longer worry about money. I have spent a lot of time and energy (neither of which I have oodles of) worrying about where tomorrow’s meal will come from, what we are going to do when the electricity switches off and we’re on emergency credit yet again.. and so on. I am sick of trying to figure out ways of making money, tying myself in knots thinking of things I could make to sell, how to advertise my business (I am a private tutor) when really I have as many clients as I want, trying to write articles to sell to magazines and stressing so much I don’t write a word.. blah blah.
You know what? My time and energy could be much better spent.
Making art (yippee love that one!)
Writing for fun (fun? Really? Oh.. it’s supposed to be FUN)
Writing letters to people to help put a smile on their face *
Swapping art bits and pieces with fellow art journalers all over the world)
Actually enjoying being with my family rather than thinking I should really be trying to make money instead..
Drawing with crayons. Don’t underestimate the joy of digging out a box of crayola and just scrawling on a piece of paper!
Watching more films (my husband will like that one!)
Reading more books
This is what I do now. This feels right. Whatever happens, happens.
Love and blessings,
*if you want me to write you a letter (or someone you know) just send me a message with name, address and why you/they would like a letter (it can be ‘I just like getting letters’ or ‘I feel a bit crap’ – all reasons are valid 🙂 I got the idea from http://www.onemillionlovelyletters.com