January 14, 2013

Finding your pace

1/14/13 backyard
January is the month I take to nurture my dreams and ideas for the coming year. I find this time to be vital for me to make good decisions on what I choose to do and not do in the year ahead. Some of these decisions include resolutions. Some include how I will spend my time. Some days in January are spent doing nothing. That's right - nothing. It's my favorite thing to do. Living in a rural area allows us to be able to drift into nature right in our own backyard. So what does this all mean or add up to? For me - sanity.
artstream turns ten this spring!

Almost ten years ago we started artstream. It has been a lot of work. Good work, work we love and enjoy. Work we are pleased with and are pleased to share with some wonderful clients and artists. It hasn't always been easy finding the balance between work/play/doing nothing, a pace to live with daily. But, doing nothing helps slow the pace. Evens our playing field, recharges the creative batteries. It is an essential non-activity for me. For our family and for our business.
Kristin Horan (untitled)

One of the most endearing/maddening  qualities of my husband is his ability to go slow. To take his time doing something. To think before acting. To be focused on only one thing at a time and to do it well and move on. It was one of the (many) things that I found and still find attractive about him. He calms me down. Maybe that is why we work so well together. He helped me find my pace. And when you find your pace - it seems that anything is possible.


Linda Gleitz said...

you sound like the embodiement of serenity...I strive for serenity...nice to appreciate a quality slowness!!

traceyclark said...

I have been really contemplating my own pace and the pace I want to choose for myself this year. In my daily life, in my internet life, in my creative life...I'm recognizing that the pace I want might not jive with others or what others expect of me. It's been a challenge that I didn't see coming. Thanks for sharing this post. Now, I'm thinking about it again and am reminded to keep being mindful of what I want.