Oil, 12" x 12" framed.
I think I need to apologize for the fact that I have missed a few blog posts this week. Monday was a holiday and I had planned to write my blog post on Sunday. But after our drive on Friday to northern California took 9 1/2 hours (instead of 5 1/2 hours) we chose to drive home Sunday night to hopefully avoid more bad weather. There were more bad storms hitting California on Monday and we could not bear another delayed drive. Unfortunately we got a late start and we didn't arrive home until after 10:00 pm. After driving six hours in rain and fog, I was a bit frazzled and wasn't in a good place to "be creative". So no blog post. Then on Monday I couldn't fight my cold any longer and ended up in bed most of the day. I had no energy and just couldn't make myself write a blog post. Yet another excuse ...
Sadly, I had a lot of guilt with the fact that I missed two blog posts. It took me a while to realize that most of you probably didn't even notice I didn't send out my blog for two days. And for those who did notice (if any!) it's not really a big deal. It's not like I am offering life saving medical advice on my blog. Right?
I finally told myself to just get over it. Stop feeling guilty and stop feeling guilty for feeling guilty. And just take more cold medicine. That definitely made me feel better.
Are you hard on yourself when you can't meet a commitment? Even when you have a pretty good reason? I think we all just need to let go. Get over it and move on. I went in my studio today and spent a few hours organizing and getting over my guilt. That, and a little bit more cold medicine, helped a lot.
2/22/2017 04:13:19 am
Hoping you've mended by now. Be kind to your body. Hard lesson for all of us to learn. :)
2/22/2017 04:59:34 am
I noticed you didn't post on your blog because I enjoy waking up everyday and seeing what's going on in the everyday life of a working artist. I also marvel at your commitment and energy. Be kind to yourself, you were missed, no guilt trip.
2/22/2017 05:11:04 am
When I went to read today's post, I noticed that I'd 'missed' reading your posts this week. That's the kind of week it has been for ME. So, until today, I hadn't noticed that you didn't post this week.
2/22/2017 07:45:23 am
Leslie, Since I'm old enough to be your mother, I feel qualified to give you advice; you need to slow down. I know you won't pay attention to little 'ole me, but I hope you do.
2/22/2017 11:01:52 am
I didn't notice, because I am still trying to catch up on my blog reading. But I do enjoy your posts and look forward to them :) I am amazed at all you accomplish, it is inspiring. But I would much rather you take care of yourself and skip a post if need be. Be kind to yourself, and hope you feel better soon :) Love today's work. Gorgeous!
2/22/2017 12:14:40 pm
Hope your cold medicine is in full swing and you are having a good day! You may not give life saving advice but you always give good marketing advice and a smile. Take care, Patti
2/22/2017 07:25:09 pm
Yes, I noticed. Isn't it nice to be missed? But...life happens. We're only human and doing our best. So definitely let go of the guilt, tend your cold and get better. Besides...Monday was a holiday and a little time off never hurt anyone. So sorry that the drive didn't turn out as planned but glad to hear you had safe travels.
2/23/2017 02:58:04 am
Thanks for this reminder! I seem to be hard on myself. Letting go is the right way to handle this- freeing yourself to move forward. Great blog post and lovely painting!
2/23/2017 04:36:04 am
As I have gotten older, it is harder to get over sick days. Hit with the flu in Nov. then bronchitis. So we have to take care of us first then we feel like doing the rest. Sorry you were so sick also. Lots of that here on the East side of US.
2/23/2017 06:51:11 am
I feel your angst and am going through some of that myself. Dealing with my dad's estate, traveling far distances, physically and mentally tired from all the dealing, sorting and loading of stuff, and I mean STUFF, I don't know what I am going to do with it all...in the meantime, smack dab in the middle of some new wonderfully challenging and enlightening online art learning. I feel like a race horse being held back at the gate and everyone else has taken off. Trying to take one day at a time..that's all one can do, right? There is a tomorrow and then a tomorrow after that. Hope you are feeling better by now Leslie!
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