I remember someone saying to me about 30 years ago..” But ,Anne , you’re supposed to be a human being , not a human doing.” So I smiled glibly and rushed off to “do ” the next thing , thinking, “Well, you’re a nice person so you would say that, but I have to do a lot of things to feel like an okay person .”
I still haven’t worked out how many things I need to do yet. But at a rough guess it’s almost always a little bit more than I actually do.
I’ve always felt lazy.
I am after all sitting in an armchair with my feet up and a glass of wine and it’s just past 5pm.
I do realise that I may have a problem and being self employed doesn’t help.
I used to be worse.
Now I know that it’s normal for me to achieve about half of what I think is a respectable amount of work. And no matter how hard I try that is as good as it gets.
This week I’ve made a new canvas and am about 70% through a portrait including a scooter and I wrote 3 short stories.
So what did I do with the rest of the time?
I spent 5 minutes taking some photos and adjusting them so that I would have some photos for this post
I had to think of something more to write tonight as I spent all day painting a scooter.
I had a couple of breaks and watched 2 old episodes of portrait artist of the year.
Then rushed outside incase I missed the best sunset ever.
….it’s now wine time.
Cheers 🍷🍷(Hurray, it’s the weekend!)