State of the Garden – July 1
Making a Plan
These are my goals for July:
- Work in my studio
- Eat food from my garden in at least 2 meals a day
- Stay current with my teaching
Short, simple and they would be totally doable.
Except, well, it is sort of all ready July 10 and the month is 1/3 over.
I had great intentions to write this blog post 10 days ago and then update my blog every few days with my progress on these goals.
But I was getting ready to head out to the World Domination Summit* and I ran out of time – my garden and teaching were the priority and my studio sat gathering dust. Time to write a blog post was nonexistent.
So much for all those fabulous plans. Oops!
Do It Anyway
I considered bailing on the whole idea as it’s rather silly to start a monthly goals on July 10th. But this morning I decided that was sillier.
We don’t need neatly aligned start and stop dates to do things.
I can still do this. I’m just starting a bit later than planned.
I knew I wouldn’t get much done in the studio the first week anyway. So I’ve revised my studio goal down to 70 hours and I’m good to go.
So look for several blog posts this month on how I will pull off 70 hours in the studio in 22 days.
That’s an average of 3 1/4 hours a day. Hm.
To The Studio!
But I’m back home, almost caught up with the 3 online classes that started while I was out of town (I don’t really recommend this plan) and this evening I’m going to head to my studio after the day job wraps up.
I’m going to make a textile painting inspired from this photo I took in Portland at the farmer’s market. Love these colors:
Instead of waiting for a new month, what can you start today?
* I went to the World Domination Summit #WDS2013 last year and was vulnerable and reap fabulous rewards. This year was again amazing. Maybe later I’ll write about it. Or maybe I won’t – we’ll see how it goes. I’m still thinking about writing about Italy also.