I was going to post earlier today, but I was enjoying your comments on my previous post so much that I waited. It's fascinating how we are all so different and arrange our time in such varied ways.
While I was reading your comments as they came in and pondering my question(s), I suddenly had one of those AHA moments! You'll laugh (I did!), but I actually said: "Aha!" out loud...
Let me try to explain. I realized that my frustration didn't stem from having too much to do or not getting important things done. I am actually quite organized and usually do all my household chores in the morning and usually before 10 a.m. Stuff gets done with plenty of time to spare.
You see, that part of my life I am familiar with - schedules, lists, getting things done, checked off. But I've recently joined the lucky ranks of the creatives, the artists -- and I've finally realized that those same tools don't apply to creative time.
When I am in that creative space, whether I am painting or knitting or creating something else, time becomes fluid and the lists I make just laugh at me! And I think that the more I acknowledge that I am an artist, the less will I be able to schedule my life.
So, here's what I decided. I will trust that all the important things will continue to get done (they have so far), that my lists and schedules will serve me well while I deal with general household "stuff."
And for the rest of the time, I will let the muse guide me to what I feel most inspired to do! This is new territory and the rules don't apply the way they used to. I'm ready to be an artist and play!!
Speaking of play, Winslow had a play date at the house Saturday night and had the most fun! After four hours of non-stop chasing and wrestling, finally both he and Zachary were ready for a peaceful moment.