Today I participated in a Found Art Workshop taught by my friend Leeana Tankersley, author of Breathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully Live. No one asked, “What do you do for a living?” I didn’t think about my next marketing campaign. Just three hours at the Soul Care Barn with ten other women who showed up for no other reason than to feed their creative life.
I breathed deeply. I listened. I let the words flow unedited from pen to paper. I used my hands and created a Found Art piece to remind me later that even entrepreneurs need to feed their creative life.
Do you ever get to the end of your day exhausted, not sure if all your busyness was meaningful or helpful to accomplish your most important goals? I have. It happens to the best of us. But when those kind of days turn into weeks, months, and even years, it’s time to pause and consider changes that can help us win the day.
I decided to write about winning the day because lately I’ve been getting one question—a lot—when friends and new acquaintances learn I finally finished and published my first book. It’s not the type of question new authors want to hear first, like “Where can I buy your book… today?
What they want to know is, “How long did it take you to write it? When I tell them it took 18 months, they follow up with, “Really! From beginning to end?” You have to be there to understand the sentiment behind the words. What they’re really thinking is Can I do this too?