The Crux of Artmaking and Exercise…
I just got home from an afternoon in a demoralizing Senate hearing in St. Paul. The room was hot, smelled of fried garlic and chives, the mics were broken so you couldn’t really hear, there was no place to sit, and our issue was not on the agenda, although we had been asked to go there to provide testimony on it. I left a tenant about to be evicted hanging without support just so that I could go and waste my time at the Capitol. I’m exhausted and kind of angry.
I have PT to do, and a jog that won’t happen. I have this blog that I have not been tending for the last two months. These things are all on my mind, but my real responsibilities for the time-being are continuing to build the husband’s website and research the legal requirements for contracts and hiring so that I can make sure he’s off to a good start. And right now, I don’t really want to do that either.
I remember how one of my college professors preached how art has to be made a priority, because if it isn’t it, then no time will be made for it, and it will never be made. That conversation echoes loudly, everytime I think about the weekly drawings I have not been doing. I have also not been getting to the gym or exercising very regularly.
So that brings me to ask the question, How do other people manage their time; find balance in their lives; and do a little of all the things they love and are committed to? How do they push forward to start the next job when the one they just got home from left them feeling drained and bitter?