This morning I woke up really grouchy. I fell out of bed, yelled at my dog, and I think I was rude to my Mom on the phone (sorry Mom). I was so annoyed with myself for being cranky for no reason and I really wanted to figure out a way to fix it. So I decide I needed to take a seat (after I got my cup of coffee in hand of course) and write out a quick list of what I am thankful for. This always sounds cliche' to do, but after I did it I couldn't stop smiling! After that I shook my head at myself and laughed for being such a grouchy idiot.
I left for my meeting shortly after and when I pulled into the parking at my meeting place, this is what I saw.
p.s Have you ever tried "the list"?
“When I first moved to Nashville, I was working very part time - making just enough money to pay rent and buy food & gas. I remember the feeling well of how relieved I would be to find a rumpled up $20 bill in the pocket of one of my jackets. Along with working part time, I was pursuing music full-time, and man, was this hard. It took me 3 years to realize that I had to stop living emotionally, and I believe that is the key to specifically balancing work and being an artist. When I was living purely by emotion, either my job suffered or my dream(s) suffered - now neither of them have to.”