Joy (cithra) wrote,

1/3 thru the Artist's Way

I'm still working thru the Artist's Way - yes, still doing the dreaded morning pages. They are enough like my regular journal-keeping that it's pretty easy to do them.

I'm lucky that I don't have to be anywhere in the mornings, though - they consistently take me longer than the half-hour she suggests taking for them. I can see how that would be an obstacle; if I had a job I had to be at I'd probably have dropped them by now myself. As for doing them "first thing" they get to be the first thing I sit down to, but they come after the cat and coffee and a couple of other minor housekeeping tasks. This tends to make me obsess a little, but there's got to be some flex in this stuff or it isn't going to be of much use, to me.

This is week four, which I find slightly amazing just because it still feels to me like I have just started. It's kind of funny - she's a great fan of posting things in your workspace for inspiration and memory jogging. I don't really have the kind of space that lends itself to that - I'm usually working on the exercises at the dining room table or curled up in an armchair in the living room. Maybe if I had a portable screen... heh. Mostly I'm just collecting a stack of things from the tasks that she says to put up, and just putting them in a notebook.

So maybe I'm not "doing it right" 100%, but I also feel like I'm getting some useful ideas and insights out of it, so there you go. Only 8 more weeks left! Let's see if I actually make it all the way through.
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