I'm giving myself fifteen minutes to write this post, startiiiiiiiiiiing NOW.
I just set my timer, which looks like this:
It's in the shape of a bell pepper. I got it in the dollar section at Target, which not-so-coincidentally is where I've also purchased most everything I've ever loved. I mean, how great is Target? I dream about it sometimes.
Anyway, the reason why I am trying to get this post done within fifteen minutes is twofold.
Reason #1: Sometimes I take way too long to write blog posts. It's kind of ridiculous how much I overthink them. So every once in a while, I like to challenge myself by writing a real quickie of a post. Challenging yourself is a very good thing, folks.
Reason #2: I'm busy like a goddamn bee today. And by the way, I'm not typically the kind of person who yammers on about how busy I am because, honestly, I'm not that busy. I'm likely the least busy person you know. I work from home, I live life at a leisurely pace, and I'm not one of those people who overbooks myself because it makes me feel alive or something. It doesn't make me feel alive. It makes me feel stressed and sweaty.
Weirdly enough, however, when I was a kid and I would play pretend, I would never play House like all of my friends wanted to do. Instead, I would play Busy Work Lady. I would put on my fanciest church dress, grab my briefcase (a Little Mermaid Lunchbox) and my beeper (a broken walkie talkie) and I would rush around my house saying things to my pretend husband like, "I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS, HONEY! THE MEETING IS AT 8 AND JEFFREY IS GONNA KILL ME IF THE REPORT ISN'T READY! WHERE IS MY GODDAMN COFFEE?!!!"
I wonder if my childhood self would be disappointed to know that I have neither a briefcase nor a job that even requires that I leave my home. These days, when I speak to my real-life husband, I say things like, "Should I put on real clothes today?"
(Also, side note, I wonder if childhood Christy would be bummed that pagers fell into disuse. I mean, honestly, I'm kind of bummed about it. I never got to use one.)
But anyway, the reason why I put such a strict time limit on myself today is because I have THINGS to tell you but unfortunately not a ton of time to share them with you. I could wait until Monday, but I've got other things to tell you on Monday, and I don't want to overcomplicate your brain on that day. From what I've heard, Monday is an unpopular day to be bombarded with information*
Anyway, here's what's going on:
Next Wednesday, February 24th at 1 PM, I am going to be hosting a FREE-AS-ALL-HELL webinar about Reframing Your Creative Fears!
In this webinar, we're going to be discussing the most common fears that plague ALL creatives, including me and actual artists you admire (yep, they're scared too). I'll show you how to identify the key fear that is holding you back from your creative work and how to reframe your experience with it.
Not only that, but I'm also going to provide you with strategies to actually use your fear to your advantage (Did you know that you can do that? It's totally allowed).
So if any of that is ringing your chimes, then please be sure to reserve your spot. This is going to be a helluva good time. You don't even have to wear pants if you don't want to (I mean, you might actually be at work that day, so you should probably be wearing pants).
And of course, these things are always more fun with friends, so invite your besties!
Okay, I am cutting it close, with just one minute to spare! Have a safe, beautiful, love-filled weekend! I'll catch you at the top of the next week.