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Archive for August 24th, 2011

Riding the wave and oh right, I forgot, I love this!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Do you ever have to force yourself to suck it up and get the job done?  I know that I do, but recently when I had to suck up the fact that I’ve overbooked myself for the next few weeks and will be working long and crazy hours to make everything work, I realized,

“Oh, right, I forgot, I love this!”

I was feeling sorry for myself and letting myself become overwhelmed.  I was allowing myself to be bogged down by my own choices and opportunities.  I decided that I wasn’t going to be stuck in my own negativity and worry.  I spent most of yesterday bringing some of the awesome people I know personally and people I work with on the I Heart Art Leadership Council into the various events I have coming up.  I was relieved to find so many people willing to help me with all of my projects, work and personal.  I love the work I do and how I think about it affects how I feel.  I know I’m lucky to do the work I do and I am learning something new almost daily, which keeps things interesting for me.

Ever since I changed my attitude, I’ve been riding the wave.    I was feeling so overwhelmed for a couple of days and wishing I hadn’t overcommitted myself.  Then I changed my perspective and my behavior changed.  I decided yesterday that rather than putting my energy into feeling stressed, I’d put it into solving as many problems as I could and bring people in to help me in areas where I felt like I couldn’t extend myself to.  Sometimes you have to spent a few days dog paddling and getting pulled under by the undertow, but with a few little mental shifts you can be a radical surfer of life.  Now it’s time for me to get back into my proverbial wetsuit because I have a lot more waves to shred today.    [Disclaimer: I’ve never been on a surfboard in my life, but I like to use analogies even if I don’t know the medium per se and yes I know I’m ridiculous, but that’s how I roll.]

Here’s a side project I’m working on in my “spare time” – quotes with fotos is what I’m calling it.