CONFESSION: I am about ten hours late of promising my readers a piece of my "ponder pie". I told my friends over at Facebook that I would deliver a Deep Thought Renewed/Art-firmaton post early today.
I had already made the promise to my readers, but, the money was calling! Truthfully, up until just recently, I have been in a drought when it comes to consistent contract work. Seems like overnight, I went from working $5 contracts to supplement my meagerly writer's income to looking forward to a future where article writing is my day to day. At one point I felt like I was fishing without a hook, but, now I'm writing articles by the dozens; on subject like laser comb hair rejuvenation studies, unique clothing lines and and skin care products. I guess you can say I took care of those $5 sales, in the beginning, like they were gold and it brought more sales. So, I figured I do the same with these slew of orders that came rolling, simultaneously, on-in, today.
That's when it dawned on me; I had missed the opportunity to give my loyal readers what I feel they deserved, a honored commitment from me. I felt uncommitted to my word, inconsistent with my purpose. So, I had to sit down and study hard to find a way to organize my day to prepare for a future of unexpected growth, if that's even possible. Maybe, we can't control what type of harvest the seeds we plant as artist will grow. But, maybe, we can plant, nurture, and uproot that which cannot be salvaged. That's what we do, as artist, we create, destroy, and then recreate. The work we do for today can rest, can transform into something greater tomorrow whilst watching an act of our creativity transform to whatever it was meant to be. If it brings us greatness, then so be it. If it brings us spoilage, then let it be done. Expect nothing, but, change in any form and you will be guaranteed success in the growth of your understanding.
In summary, FACTS: I am a WORKAHOLIC, but, I have to make-time for my work-time to work-for-me. Think about it! I work so much I stay up til morning hours, working on my craft. I don't work this hard because I am or want to be perfect. I work extensively because I am not. Think about that one too! ; )
Deep Though Renewed #2; Today, I art-firm (affirm) to manage my time effectively; to support what I do with my art; inviting change. If growth is stagnate I will re-root, compost, and replant, to reap with hope for a better harvest, the next season.