I know it's only Day 3, but, as they say, so far so good. I've been able to keep up with my morning pages. The first two days I managed to write them on my way into work. Today, I used a moment of downtime during the proctoring session I'm overseeing to get the words on the page.
I still need to do my artist's date and complete at least two of the exercises set out for me this week. I figure I'll read week 2's intro on Sunday, so that gives me most of the weekend to complete these three tasks.
Obstacles to overcome:
First baseball game of my son's 10U tournament
Morning baseball game, help at the concession stand, afternoon baseball game, Harry Potter movie date with my boys and my youngest sister, possibly stop by friends' house for fireworks.
Morning baseball game, help at the concession stand, afternoon baseball game.
I suppose somewhere in all that craziness I'll have to make time for things like laundry and dishes, too.
This leads me to a question of priorities. I want to be creative. Well, okay, the truth is I want to write again. That's the true driving force behind my decision to commit myself to completing The Artist's Way. While I enjoy my other creative endeavors, writing is the thing missing from my life right now.
Yet, as I look at the weekend ahead, I can already see that old patterns of behavior are itching to reassert themselves. I can't miss my son's tournament. I have to volunteer to do the concession stand - I'd feel bad if I didn't. I want to see Harry Potter, and by want I mean I insist. I can live without fireworks, but I don't want to offend our friends.
So when do I complete the exercises and find the time to go on a solo artist's date? I don't know, but I'm going to do my best to squeeze it all in.