Saturday Studio Time: Curating the Calendar, Customizing the Experience
So, Saturday we try to stay away from the Studio….
especially because it’s in my home
Family Time + Fresh Air = SANITY
However, sometimes, you just need time to curate the calendar
Curate = Look up the original meaning…nice!
WHY I DO IT?
Over scheduled + Stress + Deadlines = Mess (Personal & Work)
For me, a naturally messy worker, papers piled high, stuff surrounding my work space…curating transforms my November & December. It is not easy, trust me. So I walk along side you, coffee in hand…and say, I KNOW…it’s hard, but it simply HAS to be done.
2. Goals = Achievable.
We have now taken approximately 3 weeks to prep, install & photograph a Holiday Feature. Whew. If we hadn’t cleared the decks for a bit it never would have happened. And I HAD to eat my words last week, because I hadn’t planned ENOUGH. It’s a process ;)! Always give yourself 3x the hours you think a project will take. Be pleasantly surprised if you finish early!
3. Leaves room for “Custom Life Experiences” to unfold
Each November + December, I crave hedges. Absolutely nothing scheduled. There is something so delightful about finding yourself with enough time to “think + be” instead of rushing out to shop or frantically decorating last minute.
What can you CURATE today to leave room for your “custom” Nov + Dec?
Your DIY Projects?
For me today = my November & December Calendar
“No” is a complete sentence
FORCING myself to leave some blanks
Leaving doors open just because
“Live a custom life. There is only one you.”™